• Kit Irwin

Accidental Art


Accidental art created by Mark Bracco. Photo of paintbrushes and paint stirrer stuck in resin. The placards for the art pieces read "Mark Bracco/Stuck #1 2019/Paintbrush resin/Collection of the artist"; "Mark Bracco/Stuck #3 2020/Paintbrush resin/Collection of the artist"; "Mark Bracco/Stuck #2 2020/Paint stirrer resin/Collection of the artist"; and "Mark Bracco/Stuck #4 2020/Paintbrush resin/Collection of the artist."
Photo of Mark Braccos's Accidental Art.

My husband told me he had created "accidental art," and showed me a paintbrush that had gotten stuck in resin. Its gravity defying position did inspire awe.


I loved the idea of accidental art, where you are aware and open enough to notice when a mistake has created value.


When I told my husband I was going to blog about this, he brought out more pieces of his accidental art. He had a collection of it.


When I went to photograph the art, I realized they needed placards to take them to the next level. With the series name of "Stuck," the art started to work on a metaphorical level. The placards made me realize how packaging and presentation can add to the value of a product.


Close up photo of the placards, that read: "Mark Bracco/Stuck #1 2019/Paintbrush resin/Collection of the artist"; "Mark Bracco/Stuck #3 2020/Paintbrush resin/Collection of the artist"; "Mark Bracco/Stuck #2 2020/Paint stirrer resin/Collection of the artist"; and "Mark Bracco/Stuck #4 2020/Paintbrush resin/Collection of the artist."
Close up photo of the placards

Are you overlooking the value of what a mistake created?

Can you package yourself or your product so that it commands more respect?

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