Gregory Euclide, the Minnesota high school teacher and artist uses his time wisely, teaching his students while simultaneously exercising his artistic talents. During his 25-minute lunch breaks, Euclide would embark on a personal challenge to produce impeccably detailed and wildly creative landscape paintings in sumi ink on the school’s whiteboards.
The project called Laid Down & Wiped Away presents a series of fantastical scenes that amalgamate natural landscapes and architectural environments. It’s remarkable that Euclide was capable of producing such incredibly involved and detail-oriented pieces in the short period and his manipulation of the ink across the smooth surface of the board is brilliantly executed.
The real kicker about this project is that Euclide has literally wiped away each piece after completion. The idea Euclide tries to convey is “People who do not see the original have no problem only looking at it on a screen or as a print, but once you see the original it is hard to let it go or believe that it could be destroyed. Hence when people get to know nature and spend time in it, they start to realize how their actions affect it.” [source]