A Banksyesque stencil of Einstein carries a sign bearing the most unBanksyesque: message LOVE IS THE ANSWER.
Gordon picked up a pair secondhand and began to stencil then onto blank canvases with spray paint.
As the microbes moved toward the light to carry out photosynthesis, they projected the image of the stencil.
1707, not recorded again until 1848, probably from Middle English stencellen "decorate with bright colors," from Middle French estenceler "cover with sparkles or stars, powder with color," from estencele "spark, spangle," from Vulgar Latin *stincilla, metathesis of Latin scintilla "spark."
"to produce a design with a stencil," 1861, from stencil (n.). Related: Stenciled; stenciling.