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Gravity is Amy Shackleton's artistic tool of choice. The 25-year-old, Toronto-based painter doesn't use a brush or her finger -- she waits for gravity to draw paint across her canvas (sometimes with the help of a string). 

"The drips create the straight lines and backgrounds where I intend to make the paintbrush an object of antiquity," she writes. "I drip and mask and drip and layer so my paintings are more composites of layers of paint upon paint in both meaning and medium." 

 Check out the video above, which is a 30-hour painting session condensed into two minutes.

See more of Shackleton's work here and in person at ART TORONTO 2011.

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