As it turns out, Ouija Boards do more than contact the dead.
Describing himself as an artist who specializes in “dark surrealism” and “pop surrealism,” New Zealander Carl Ingram‘s most unique series most definitely fits that bill.
As recently profiled by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Ingram has created a one-of-a-kind device that’s being fittingly referred to as the “Ouija Spinner.“
Ripley’s explains, “Ingram spins a vinyl record covered in paint on a Ouija board on top of a fidget spinner. It’s the most eclectic blend of retro style, occult fascination, and pop-culture fad that you could make.”
The site elaborates, “Ingram was interested in dark surrealism and horror movies leading him to experiment with different ways of painting. The paint he uses is an acrylic base with “secret ingredients.” After painting the vinyl record white to make the paint stick and show up, he attaches it to the Ouija board and spins. The centrifugal force spreads the paint out from the center, and as more colors are added, mysterious and random shapes come into being. Once the record dries, he goes in afterward with oil paints to enhance certain patterns that appear in the paint. The shading and depth created allows some spooky “creatures” to take shape.”
Ouija Board + Fidget Spinner + Vinyl Record = kickass art. Go figure!