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PHOTOS: What Happens When a Rebel Turns Graffiti Art Upside Down

Artist Evan Roth's award-winning work puts the action in interaction

Elevating Simple Technologies

spray paint cans
(© Evan Roth 2012)

Among the more down-to-earth projects Roth has done are his “propulsion paintings,” which use the energy from clamped-open spray-paint cans to turn a bicycle wheel or levitate a Ping-Pong ball while the paint flies.“I’m a fan of zip-ties and steel plates and duct tape and these really simple technologies that elevate you to be able to say something that you weren’t able to say before.”

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