"Recycled Ouija spin monsters" by Carl Ingram. With the power of a Ouija board, fidget spinner and cup of paint these creatures emerged in 2017.
I'd been pouring paint on thrift store records for a couple of years and embellishing the results with oil paint. I love painting on old records because I feel like they have a hidden history of experiences. The idea of pouring paint onto a spinning record (and letting the centrifugal force create patterns) seemed like a natural progression of what I was doing. I couldn't find a record player cheap enough to destroy with paint (and wasn't sure it would spin fast enough anyway). I priced up some lazy Susans locally but couldn't afford them either.
Having 3 young kids means I'm pretty much always broke. But a benefit of having 3 young kids in 2017 was we ended up with a stash of discarded fidget spinners. So using bolts and liquid nails I attached a fidget spinner to the last piece of ply wood I had (as a base), then an old Ouija board as a top. I mixed up some paint and began pouring and spinning it onto old records. Once the paint had dried I could see creatures and monsters hiding in the patterns, so using oils I helped the monsters become visible.
This was my favorite project of 2017. It was the culmination of years of experimenting but happened specifically through chance and a fad. The individual elements are completely absurd but as a whole strangely make perfect sense.