SUGGESTIONS FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO DESTROY SOME OF THEIR ART. Annalisa sent me a link to this post on James Gurney’s website, Gurney Journey. Gurney discusses a general problem that artists have: “In the back of every artist’s closet is a stack of failed efforts….” Gurney’s solution is the “Gurney Flambeau”, which uses a variety of mirrors and the power of the sun magnified by over 300 times to turn the painting “into a cloud of smoke and a shower of ash”. He notes that the Gurney Flambeau is environmentally friendly.
The comments have some solutions to the problem that other artists have devised. One artist chops her paintings up and burns them, but ran one painting over with a truck before burning it.