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Mourning With Clay

FlashMorph Tribute to UK Art Teacher Tony Hart With DIY Figurines

— March 3, 2009 — Life-Stages
Tony Hart died earlier this year after 50 years on U.K. television. Referred to as everyone’s favorite art teacher, Tony Hart’s love of the arts was infectious. He often appeared with a tiny plasticine character known as Morph, who Hart referred to as a “thorn in his side” because Morph was always tossing paint about the studio. 

200 followers gathered outside London’s Tate Modern to pay their respect to do-it-yourself art via their versions of Morph. The army of orange men became their way of saying “thank you” to Tony Hart. Hart’s daughter was asked to pick the best Morph. She picked one holding a bouquet of pink flowers and was clearly was moved by the out-pouring of love via the mob of Morphs outside an art museum.

Adelaide Lane helped organize the event over social networking sites and was delighted by the response.

Asked about Hart’s legacy, she said, “You don’t have to have expensive felt tips or paper. Just find whatever you can and make a piece of art. Just don’t be scared. Just do it.”
Trend Themes
1. Flashmorph Tribute - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Develop a platform or service that allows people to create personalized DIY figurines as tributes to their favorite artists or public figures.
2. DIY Art - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Create an online marketplace or community that provides resources, tutorials, and inspiration for people to engage in DIY art using accessible and affordable materials.
3. Social Networking Events - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Build a social networking platform that specializes in organizing and promoting community events related to art, allowing people to connect and participate in creative activities together.
Industry Implications
1. Art Tribute Services - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Establish a service that offers customized art tribute packages for individuals to honor their favorite artists or public figures who have passed away.
2. Online Art Marketplaces - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Create a digital marketplace where artists can sell their DIY art creations, providing a platform for emerging artists to gain exposure and connect with buyers.
3. Social Networking Platforms - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Develop a niche social networking platform dedicated to connecting individuals who are passionate about art, fostering collaboration, and facilitating the organization of art-related events.
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