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One of the most common questions I am asked is, "Why do you make art out of tape?". I use tape to prove we all share a commonality. A singular human connectedness. I make art to fill and fulfill a gap we are losing. Each day we have to work to retain our humanity, and while this is simple work it is hard. I try to find the most basic and everyday materials and recreate them into intriguing and impossible sculptures. My work bridges the gap between daily life and the part of ourselves we have not yet learned how to describe.
I take my art out into the world and work in public. Working in front of others is not only informative but also necessary to create equality with my work. I work hard at removing hierarchy from art. My work and process is accessible to everyone who wishes to engage and know about my Art. This is another reason I work with everyday materials. I wish to remind and prove that all we need to…

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  • Joined April 21, 2011

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One of the most common questions I am asked is, "Why do you make art out of tape?". I use tape to prove we all share a commonality. A singular human connectedness. I make art to fill and fulfill a gap we are losing. Each day we have to work to retain our humanity, and while this is simple work it is hard. I try to find the most basic and everyday materials and recreate them into intriguing and impossible sculptures. My work bridges the gap between daily life and the part of ourselves we have not yet learned how to describe.
I take my art out into the world and work in public. Working in front of others is not only informative but also necessary to create equality with my work. I work hard at removing hierarchy from art. My work and process is accessible to everyone who wishes to engage and know about my Art. This is another reason I work with everyday materials. I wish to remind and prove that all we need to be creative and have the dedication to be so. I believe that an artist is something you make yourself into, not something you are born as. I had never been to an art gallery until I was 20 years old, and only at that point did the world truly start to make sense.
I wish to remind and prove that our world is still full of magic and wonder. We have the potential to create a brand new understanding of ourselves through spending time with the objects that surround us. We are surrounded by objects, but they have become a maze for our souls, objects without real substance or meaning. Our eyes and days are filled with the chaos of consumerism.
I use my art to make myself in this life, and to remind each and everyone of us we are connected, not only by the world we share, but by our infinite ability to re imagine ourselves and create our own humanity. When you wear and display my art you are saying I value the human spirit and its ability to transform our world, I believe we are something more then flesh and bones, I want to become more then I am.

Tapigami is the newest and most unique art form of the 22nd Century. Creator and inventor Danny Scheible set out from his humble and dreamy days at UCSC to change the world, one role of tape at a time. Approximately 3000 roles of tape and 6 years later that idea has grown into an interactive art form. Scheible creates art and community everyday by taking his work into the world and making it with those that surround him. Feeling he can reach a much broader community Danny has brought his creations to Etsy to share and inspire.

"The Fallacy of Normality Creates the Banality of OUR Reality"

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