You might not think that applying drywall is an artistic process. Sure, there’s the skill of getting everything even, smooth, and level (which alone is nothing to sneeze at), but it’s just something used to prepare a wall so decoration can go on it later.
Well, artist and drywall expert Bernie Mitchell will convince you otherwise.
He started out as a professional drywall finisher, providing services for homes and businesses in his native Ontario. But after working with the material for so long, he began to wonder if there was something more he could do with it.
And it turns out, he could. Bernie’s artistic tendencies helped him see that just because a material might be ordinary, it could still be capable of making amazing things, like these doodles that turn random, everyday objects into clever, funny scenes.
Today, he creates stunningly lifelike, three-dimensional murals using nothing but humble drywall mud.
Its plaster-like consistency makes it great for building up shapes and forms, and using palette knives, brushes, spoons, and even his fingers, he creates beautiful landscapes right on the walls.
Take a look at some of the projects he’s created below — including the stunning video — and the next time you get an artistic urge, remember not to overlook the humbler materials you may have lying around!
[H/T: My Modern Met]