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About this blog: I am the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which paint is applied to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I have produced works on canvas, plywood, particle board, ...  (More)

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Apologies to Irving Berlin
Feb 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 484

Berlin wrote “Puttin’ on the Ritz” in 1927. The song first appeared in the 1930 film Puttin’ on the Ritz (1930). This version features... More
The Art of Protest Placards
Jan 21, 2017 10:25 pm
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Protest signs run the gamut, from predictably prosaic to inspired.

Protests signs can generally be categorized thus:

• X is thus
• X will do thus
• X... More
Political Performance Art
Dec 5, 2016 2:12 pm
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During the endless nearly-two-billion-dollars-down-a-rathole presidential campaign, many pundits and prognosticators opined that Donald Trump didn’t... More
Anatomy of a Summer Camp Project A Visual Essay, Phase 2
Aug 23, 2016 4:53 pm
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==I Setup for painting involves taping two 9 x 12 drop cloths and surrounding protective cloths and tarps to the pavement, resulting in an approximately... More
Anatomy of a Summer Camp Project: A Visual Essay, Phase 1
Aug 14, 2016 2:07 pm
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This summer marks the third art camp event my associates and I have staged at Los Medanos Village in Pittsburg. The first year, the kids painted a 7 x 15–foot... More
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A great Leap Day idea moves forward
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Apologies to Irving Berlin
By John A. Barry | 3 comments | 484 views