Artist Bradley Hart found a piece of bubble wrap lying on the floor after his first-ever gallery show and wondered about the origins of the stuff. It turns out that bubble wrap was invented in 1957 as a modern form of wall coverings. (So much for that…)
Hart took the material--today meant to protect art--and turned it into art, painstakingly filling each bubble with acrylic paint through a syringe to create pixelated, photorealistic pictures. On the flip side of each painting is a mirror-image, but one in which the paint squirted into each bubble has seeped through the back of the wrap.