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Let's Make Some Babies!

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Maybe your New Year's resolution was to spend quality time with your family, to see your friends more often, or to try your hand at something creative. Mark Jenkins' ongoing tape projects are a great way to accomplish all of these goals. All you need is packing tape, something sharp, and some plastic wrap. You can use a doll to make babies as part of the Storker Project, or parts of your own body as a mold for full-grown tape people.

Mark Jenkins started exhibiting his Tape Men all over the world since 2003, but has been messing around with the idea in the third grade. He encourages others to join in the fun, especially the Storker Project

The STORKER PROJECT is a species propagation movement by STORKER seeking to incite select individuals from the public at large, perhaps you. If while passing by one you feel strange sensations in your nipples or fingertips, adopt the infant, breast feed, and give it plenty of pTLC. It will gradually mature to a full size Tape Man or Woman to co-habitate with you and eventually take you to the Glazed Paradise (or possibly oust you from your home). -Mark Jenkins website
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Guerilla art rocks, community art projects rock, and this is your chance to be a part of it. Make some babies, or make some full-grown Tape People. Drop them off somewhere and snap a few photos. Send the pics to Mark Jenkins and add your photos to the LAist Flickr group. Let's fill this town with babies!

How to make tape sculptures

Tape sculptures by guerilla artists just like you or me

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All photos and video courtesy of Mark Jenkins