- Phil Hansen
Connect the Dots - Most. Dots. Ever.
When I was a kid I would often spend hours with my brothers copy of the Guinness Book of World Records. I would dream of being in that book. When I was in second grade we had a foreign exchange student from Finland named Hannu and he could juggle a soccer ball with his feet for a few minutes and I thought maybe I could learn how to do that! But I was lazy and didn't get very far. As the years went by, getting a world record felt like an amazing and kinda silly idea.
Well, a few years ago, I got commissioned to create an artwork, I pitched 3 ideas and they chose to the idea of creating an artwork that would be crowed as the Guinness World Record for most dots in a connect the dots. At first I was super excited but then I remembered, I had never made a connect the dots before. But how hard could it be I wondered, all you had to do was make a dot and put a number by it, then repeat that thousands of times. While true, making a recognizable image was a whole other task....
(This post will be updated periodically in the coming weeks. For now, here's some pictures.)