Quadriplegic Artist Tommy Hollenstein

Published: May 3, 2008  |  Source: Artwork by Tommy Hollenstein
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Artwork by Tommy Hollenstein
Artwork by Tommy Hollenstein

Hollenstein uses his front and rear tires, swirling bright and sometimes hot colored paint in patterns, lines or circles. There is a rhythm, a sort ofsyncopation in color. Once he lays down a tone, even just a smallpatch, he stops to hose off the tires, lets the first paint dry thenadds a new layer. A single painting may take several weeks to complete,and may have as many as 50 layers of paint.