Daniel makes reference to having done spin art during his time with OpAphid. He speaks with great reverence with regards to this activity in the video Miss Me?. It has been proposed by members of the LonelyGirl15 forums that spin art may have been utilized in Daniel's brainwashing.
Spin paintings are most commonly associated with the British artist Damien Hirst. Hirst's work is predominantly associated with the more macabre elements of modern art and has featured such pieces as dead animals held in formaldehyde tanks. Other pieces of art involve bodily function and different forms of living organisms. There is certainly a possibility that the LG15 production might be allowing themselves an artistic nod to the artist.
Brainwashing - Spin Art Cycle
Here are some excerpts found upon the usage of spin art in ritualistic abuse.
Information obtained clinically from seven multiple personality patients with recalled histories of ritual abuse has revealed a coercive technique previously unknown to psychotherapists. This technique here labeled “spin programming,” appears designed to spread effects such as pain, painful emotions, and other feelings or urges globally throughout a patient’s personality system for purposes of either designing and building a young victim’s personality system, or harassing older victims and disrupting psychotherapy. Spin programming appears to be based on a combination of physical spinning, cognitive and imagery training, and repetition and practice aimed at creating an internal multi-alter spinning “mechanism” that can transmit the pain or affective components of numerous traumatic memories simultaneously to large groups of targeted alters. This paper presents signs and symptoms commonly seen in patients subjected to spin programs, training methods apparently used to create spin programs, and an analysis of strengths and weaknesses of spin programming.