Karl Ford Wants Money To Shoot Paint And Call The Mess Art

“Painting with bullets”.  Meh:

Yawn another Indiegogo campaign.  Shooting at paint cans and spraypaint canisters and calling whatever you have them to splatter onto “art”, is hardly new.  Heck even FPS Russia did that at least once and then auctioned off the canvas.

This short form documentary will focus on me putting an explosive twist to the technique of splatter painting by using high-powered firearms (12-gauge, AR-15, .44 mag, etc) to create a new series of Skull and Flag paintings. All of this artistic carnage will be captured on a Phantom high-speed camera that’s fast enough to capture a bullet in flight and the crazy splatter effects created when bullets hit paint.

Why it’s necessary to raise $6000 to “document” the artist process is beyond me. There is so much high-speed footage of everything under the sun being shot… it’s not going to change my life seeing another bullet go through another spray paint can. I can get that for free right now WITH some Larry Vuitton ad-libs (YA DAWG! That’s what I’m talking about!).

The reward levels really aren’t even worth discussing… however if you click through you’ll see the lower levels ($25 – $100) consist of a couple different “prints” (yes not originals).  One of a regular USA flag but with 50 bullet holes for the stars, then another clipart looking skull with paint splattered on it.  The originals are also up for grabs at the $500 – $1200 reward level.  I don’t see those being worth the money at all, but what do I know?

Karl-Ford-Painting-With-BulletsI seriously can not wait until we are living in a post-crowdfunding-everything world.  For actual revolutionary ideas and products I think it’s amazing, but there is just too much “noise” on those sites.  By noise I mean there are way too many people who aren’t doing anything groundbreaking, just hoping they can market themselves and their “value proposition” well enough to get some quick cash.  It’s painful to watch.

Thoughts? Anyone plan on throwing Karl some money for ammo so he can have some fun shooting at paint with his bros? Oh you’ll get a print (or original if you’re a baller) out of the donation, don’t worry. :P

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Vitsaus June 9, 2015 at 08:11 am

Is more proof needed that crowdfunding is a scam?

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Alex June 9, 2015 at 09:13 am

I mean, if you dont like it and it annoys you that much then you could always not blog it.

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ENDO-Mike June 9, 2015 at 09:26 am

I searched to see if you were new here, but you’re not! Your first comment was back in 2012. I appreciate that you’re still coming around, thank you. If I quit blogging about things I didn’t like / things that annoyed me I’d basically have nothing left to talk about!

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Alex June 9, 2015 at 10:02 am

Yes, your site is a great go-to for gun related media. You do a great job and I appreciate it!

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ENDO-Mike June 10, 2015 at 01:10 am

Hey Alex! I didn’t realize you were TFB Alex. Cool! I actually just put up your “Guess That Gun Sound” video. Nice to see you in the shirt. Thanks a lot!

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overkill556x45 June 9, 2015 at 10:13 am

I’m looking for funding for a similar project. You see, I want to travel the world and eat in all the trendiest, most expensive restaurants. I will then cast the resulting fecal matter on a canvas and will let donors have the prints—for free! Of course it’s a scathing commentary on capitalism and the downtrodden, but I think the world wants, no, needs edgy art like mine. I only need $6.3 million to get started, but remember that your donation gets you a free fecal print from whichever county on my itinerary you like.

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ENDO-Mike June 10, 2015 at 01:10 am

*throws money at screen* haha yea you hit the money on the head with that.

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2wheels June 9, 2015 at 09:30 pm

Seems like you don’t actually have to have talent to be an artist in the modern world… Either go for shock value, or just find a tiny little random niche (like shooting at paint with firearms), and all of a sudden you’re creating “art” worth thousands of dollars.

And apparently you can even just go steal pictures other people have taken and sell them for absurd amounts of money (*cough* Richard Prince *cough*)…

Whatever, I don’t care, I’m poor and can’t appreciate art I guess.

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ENDO-Mike June 10, 2015 at 01:13 am

Whoa I just googled “Richard Prince”. What a shit head.

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2wheels June 10, 2015 at 04:58 am

Yup, amazing what passes for art these days.

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bob June 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm

“High Powered” lol

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