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Press Photo by Virginia Grantier By trade, Tyler Patterson takes to the oilfield. But in his off time, as shown here, he takes to his kitchen to make art out of melted crayons.

Southwest Spotlight: Oil and art mix: Oilfield worker melts crayons into masterpieces

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There is an oilfield worker, based out of Dickinson, who tries to avoid injury.

But sometimes things happen — like the time he cut his finger with an X-Acto knife while trying to slice the paper wrapping off of a crayon.

And sometimes he gets splattered by melted crayon wax.

And there was the time that hot crayon wax splattered the walls. No injuries resulted. It was just inconvenient to have to repaint his kitchen walls.

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