By layering hundreds of thousands of crayons, Ohio artist Christian Faur creates textured artworks that are part painting and sculpture. Filling wood frames with the crayons, he uses the colored wax tips as “pixels” for images of people and objects, which undulate and change when viewed from different angles. For his crayon art, Faur looked back on his childhood and early art memories he formed working with the colored wax.

His inspiration? A youthful suffering we can all relate to:

“Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain,” he writes on his Web site. [via picdit]