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Sat., Sept. 22, 2007, 11:38 p.m.

Former Seattleite creates amazing art

If you need a bit of a break from heated discussions, why not take a breather with some amazing art?

Phil Hansen, formerly of Seattle and currently in Minneapolis, has gained international renown for his unique style of creating amazing pieces of art; oftentimes he uses words, objects or smaller images to create a larger picture. The above is a piece of his hearkening back to his Seattle days--it's a chalk picture of the Mariner's Ichiro Suzuki, made out of a baseball traced 262 times (Ichiro fans should be able to figure out the significance of that number).

If you're an avid YouTuber, you've probably come across one of his videos; YouTube is the medium through which he shares most of his art.

Here is one of his most popular videos, featuring a unique portrait of Bruce Lee:

If you like what you see, check out his YouTube channel and his website.

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