Each of us spent our time differently in quarantine: some were super-creative with photography, while some devoted their time to other things. And photographer Ron Burkett created a beautiful and unusual piece of art during the lockdown. He used a pressure washer to draw an epic wildlife mural on his driveway and captured it from above with a drone.
“During the ‘stay at home’ order of the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, I decided to catch up on some projects around the house,” Ron writes. One of those projects was pressure-washing the driveway. But why not have some fun along the way? Instead of just washing the concrete, Ron used the pressure washer to draw mountains and trees, wolves and elks, and turn them into a wonderful scene. I can’t even draw like this with a pencil and he did it with a pressure washer, from a totally different perspective than the one it should be viewed from.
Ron filmed himself pressure-washing painting in a fun timelapse above, and then he took his drone and filmed the finished work from above. This is when we see just how complex and gorgeous this driveway art really is. he even goofed around with it a bit and took some trippy aerial shots with himself in the scene.
What I love about this project is how it combines chores with art, and how it combines painting with aerial photography and video. It’s definitely one of the most unusual quarantine projects I’ve seen so far. Have you started any unusual projects during quarantine? I recently started to learn how to draw. It’s not unusual, but it’s something new for me. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to draw something like Ron did, even if it’s just with a pencil.
[via Laughing Squid]