For the Love of Tape: An Artist and Her Medium of Choice

'It started specifically with Chiquita banana stickers.'

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Sarah DiNardo doesn’t like calling herself an artist, but her creations -- rolled from countless yards of tape -- evoke everything from barnacles to bones. Boston-based DiNardo talks of her enduring love of tape in this video by Gnarly Bay Productions, a Rhode Island filmmaking team led by Dan Riordan and Dana Saint. "There’s nothing like a fresh sticker when you pull it off of something," she says, "and as soon as it loses that crispness, I can’t be bothered with it … Everyone has their vice, and I guess my vice just happens to be rolling tape.”

Remarkably, other examples of tape art abound, including packing-tape menageries, Scotch-tape-squished faces, reinterpretations of scenes from the Sistine Chapel, and the ever-classic duct tape prom ensembles.

And if tape art isn’t your thing, it’s also worth watching to see DiNardo levitate at 2:34.

Via Vimeo staff picks.

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Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, where she also oversees the National Channel and writes about religion and culture.

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