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Remarkable Charcoal Finger-Painted Landscape Mural

Can you believe Judith Braun used her bare hands to finger-paint this spectacular landscape painting? The artist used her signature style of finger-painting for the latest addition to her Fingerings series. Employing her method, which basically involves covering her fingers in grounded charcoal, the New York-based artist has produced yet another remarkable wall mural. The piece, titled Diamond Dust, goes beyond her past fingerings by covering far more ground. It is 12 feet by 48 feet, making it Braun's largest site-specific project to date.

Even if Braun had traditionally painted this large-scale piece with a paintbrush, it's an aesthetically attractive painting with interesting gradients and swirling features. However, the fact that she incorporated her finger-drawing technique makes the piece all the more impressive. Diamond Dust was was created by Braun within a week's time in front of a live audience. It is currently on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virgina through the summer until July 1, 2012.

Judith Braun website
via [Colossal, Job's Wife]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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