Transcript for Artist creates stunning portraits made entirely of pebbles
JUSTIN BATEMAN: With a little imagination, you can turn very simple things into something beautiful or poetic. And you can create high art using everyday objects.
So I'm a minimalist. And I travel with only 7.5 kilos of belongings. Couldn't take paints or an easel with me on my travels. And I decided this is the perfect way to travel and maintain my creative practice. And when I began four years ago, I didn't imagine that I would still be doing it every day four years later.
I like working in urban environments as well as the beach or up mountains. One piece was made on a railway, an active railway in Bangkok. Once I begin a piece, I become obsessive about finishing it. There's so many things that can go wrong.
So you have animals, weather, anything can happen. Because they're not fixed in places. These little stones could run away. So I'm very obsessive. And I'll work very long hours.
And then I return the stones to their natural disorder. I don't leave them on sight. It's nice when you walk into the natural environment to find a natural environment. What I don't want to do is add to the clutter in the world. And I try to disturb as little sort of ecology as possible.
I do have a collection of pebbles. When I travel, I take them to their location and bury them slightly, like a squirrel. And then I mark it on Google Maps. And I know where my different tones are.
I just hope to encourage people to think a little more open mindedly. And you're not restricted by a gallery, for example, to be chosen, to celebrate what you do. You know, it doesn't matter where you come from. If you can borrow or use a mobile phone, you can make art.
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