Mark Khaisman is a Ukrainian artist based in Philadelphia who creates artwork from brown packing tape. Khaisman works on a light easel, applying translucent brown packing tape to clear plexiglas panels, the layers are built up to create varying degrees of opacity.
I find his work very inspiring and was absolutely shocked to find that his works are created entirely with packing tape. Each “line” is made by twisting and molding the tape to the plexiglas. I love when artists find new ways to use materials that were never “intended” to make art.
I enjoy doing illustrations with simple blue ball point pens, which are a less than common drawing utensil. I have found that using untraditional mediums can lead to some very amazing outcomes that would have never been achieved using traditional materials.
If you would like to see more of Khaisman’s work you can visit his portfolio.