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ORIGINAL WORM ART
ABSTRACT ART AND THE EARTHWORM
Abstract art has fascinated, confused or disgusted us for hundreds of years. Try as he/she might the human artist can't help but follow familiar patterns and group conditioned reflexes.
Not so the earthworm artist. But the earthworm needs your help. Select a dozen or so fat, lively worms, preferably commercially grown red hybrids. The common native worms are lazy. They are apt to go on strike before the painting is half finished.
Dip your worms one at a time into non-toxic paints or watercolors(DO NOT use oil paints..they contain turpentine). Water based paints will work fine and the worm won't be harmed. Use a wide range of colors for interesting effects. Experiment with colors ... blue - slow and red - fast. Observe how the worms respond and move to different colors. Try the same worm with different colors and watch it's own unique reactions. When your done observing you have a finished masterpiece. RINSE THE WORMS IN CLEAN WATER WHEN DONE.
Each colored worm should be dropped, one at a time on a canvas or other art board. In the worms attempts to escape they will leave a trail of color. Now drop the next worm. Try worms of various sizes. If they are dropped separately, they will not be influenced by group psychology or mob hysteria.
The resultant creation, from out of the worm's subconscious, will be a true abstraction, unencumbered by establishment, taboos, bourgeois imperialism, or creeping socialism. Since the earthworm is a true hermaphrodite, the artwork will be totally void of male or female chauvinism.
Nobody will understand it, which should qualify it for the Louvre. But in case it never makes it, hang it up over the fireplace mantle as a conversation piece. Now clean the worms in fresh water and put them back in the bin. The have earned a vacation.
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