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'Humor' in Binary: Detail by rebootmaster2001 'Humor' in Binary: Detail by rebootmaster2001
Work from my Bachelor of Fine Art thesis show

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This is one of my favorite pieces, just because I really had a vision and passion to complete it. Here I spelled out "Humor" in Binary code using ceramic toilet paper. I threw the toilet paper on the wheel as a closed off double cylinder. It took a while, and I don't think I would have finished it if it wasn't so close to my heart. It's not the best image, it's much better seen in person.

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In this line of work, using everyday objects as text, I wrote out concepts which I have struggled to grasp in binary code. I chose binary code because of its simple yet complex characteristics. In binary code, you either have a “1” or a “0”. It’s simply one or the other. However, when put together in a sequence they can represent characters which form words used for communication. Everything input into a computer has to be filtered through binary code. I compared this to the way people think. Everything I feel is brought into me through a language that I understand. The objects I choose may or may not make sense to everyone because it is the mental connection I make when I relate difficult concepts to my tangible, physical world. The viewer may be able to draw the same connections I do, or to their own ideas. These pieces also work as hieroglyphs in that sense, giving this body of work a bilingual quality that I enjoy.
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Given 2009-07-13
From suggestor: "Those toilet paper rolls are ceramic! Yet detailed down to the fluffy print and tear lines. The fact that it also spells something out in binary code just tickles my fancy more, but I am still amazed at the ceramic toilet paper rolls!" When I first saw "Humor" in Binary: Detail by =rebootmaster2001 I thought the toilet rolls were real too, the amount of detail especially in the gently imprinted patterns on each roll is so accurate it's easy to mistake them for actual toilet rolls. ( Suggested by Glori305 and Featured by Thebuild )
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Contrappasta Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work! It made me think. I love the play between high brow/low brow humor. It's surprisingly sophisticated.
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AmericanEagle2076 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
"Eating and going to the bathroom are two of life's MOST important Pleasures."

Grand Father's line in "Moscow the Hudson" 1984 Love 
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PalominoGirl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
I love this photo but I should really sneak in to my mother's walk in closet and take a photo of her mess. She has a collection that makes this look tiny. The woman detests clutter or anything "extra" -- like, if she has two spoons she'll throw one away cause she only needs one, right? But she has a frightening obsession with toilet paper. Thin, scratchy, cheap toilet paper. I told her one time I was gonna have to bring my Cottonelle when I visit. I said, "Your crotch must be made of the same thing as your heart, cast iron," and I said some other stuff that's unimportant.
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theflusheddotcom Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
True art!!!!!
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mmsuncarol Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
where are you working now?
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dvdweng Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
"Threw... on the wheel as a closed off double cylinder". I don't at all understand how that would be done. Or the texture! How do you make something so delicate so regular?
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Sephy90 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's a lot of toilet paper. You know. In the bathroom!
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RiverStreak Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
01001110 01101001 01100011 01100101 00100001 00100000 00111010 00110011
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
01010100011010000110000101101110011010110111001100100001001000000011101001000100
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Spamkiller Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm featuring this beautiful piece here: [link] .
If you don't want to be featured, please note me and I'll remove it. :+fav:
And if you like stamps, you can use this one: [link] :)

Kisses&Hugs
Katia
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
stupendously amazing! DD very well deserved! how long did it take to make ALL those toilet papers?
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
each one took a little over an hour to make, and there are 35 of them >_<

I'm glad you like it so much!
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666thSystemOfChaos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
you are my new god.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, well thank you!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, definitely one of the most original pieces I've ever seen... creative and fun, very well done! :)
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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MistressofInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
These are ceramic?! Wow!

I love how much thought and care was put into something as apparently everyday as toilet paper, and the binary. Wonderful. Simply wonderful.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Featured in honour of ten years of awesomeness!! :D [link]
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! I'm honored :D
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Existence-is-Futile Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Welcome dude :D
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Tibodo Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Stroke of genius!
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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verulka Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Featured here [link] ;)
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silentlydrowning Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Writer
I saw the full view of this and I was rather impressed that it actually spelled H U M O R! I can't even believe this is ceramic! How cool! What painstaking detail!
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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Xandu-San Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Student General Artist
I was researching binary code images and came across this and it totally made my day. Very original and innovative - I love it :D
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad I could make your day :D
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newpipwen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
You were obviously "on a roll" when you came up with this concept!!
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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josh030 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
I like the idia but i dont think of it as art realy.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Why do you not think of this as art?
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josh030 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
cause its just rolls of toilet paper placed in an order to spell one word in bianary code.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I made each roll of toilet paper out of clay. This is one of many pieces where I used clay to make realistic objects used as a 1 or 0 to spell out a word which is related to the objects. Did you even read my description?
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kiwidoc Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
a brilliant concept, and very well executed. For me, the detail in your work is what makes this sculpture work so very well. You've even managed to make the rolls look as though they are soft and squashable - I have no idea if thats a real word :confused: but you know what I mean ;)
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. This high detail style is somewhat looked down upon in the ceramics world because usually there is no meaning behind that work. I cannot help but pack as much detail into my work as I can, and having an idea behind my art is very important. Since this is the case I try to make the concept need a high detailed, realistic surface in order to convey my message more appropriately.

And I like the word squashable. :D
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kiwidoc Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
I love the detail. To me there has always been a glorioasly silly paradox in the idea of making toilet paper all frilly and lacy and pretty :lmao: The intricate designs on your loo rolls just highlight the humour :clap:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Now I can :pee: in peace!
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BRipin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Clever and unique - Dan Brown would have a great time decoding this code.
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL! well it probably wouldn't take him too long ;)
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BRipin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Whatever - I'm sure that the message must be Charmin(g)
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Well it's binary, al you have to do is run it trough a computer :rofl:
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aeravi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
:dance: featured in whimsy V :clap:
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rebootmaster2001 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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BobandFrank Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. toilet humor. nice. they look so soft.
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kilala166 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
this is amazing!
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selina Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Simple yet brilliant
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RandallsPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats what I thought it was when I first saw it
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zegkaas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
nice work! :)
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Anonymous543 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is damn fantastic. I love it, and would favorite it more than once if I could.
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