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Her art disappears within 24 hours... and that's exactly what this Plain City woman wants

Hilary Frambes is a professional chalk artist from Plain City (Courtesy: Hilary Frambes)

A Plain City artist spends her entire day creating something that will be washed away within hours.

Hilary Frambes is a professional chalk artist.

"You hardly ever see an artist making art," Frambes told WSYX/WTTE from the Rock the Block event in Marysville earlier this month. "I think it is fun to showcase the process."

Frambes is part of the newly created Ohio Chalk Art Guild, an organization that promotes chalk art.

"Like a lot of times, I will do people who recently passed," she said. "Last year, I did Gene Wilder and David Bowie, and I just did Chris Cornell a few weeks ago. I want to honor them with art."

Frambes said all of her subjects have one thing in common: interesting eyes.

The eyes are her favorite part and also the hardest part, she said.

"If you don't get the eyes right and you're doing a famous person, then nobody knows who it is."

Frambes spent roughly nine hours drawing Wonder Woman in Marysville and has no regrets that her art isn't permanent.

"I'm not that sad when it washes away," she said. "I'm ready to move to the next thing."


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