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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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Turbanism
Apr 15, 2011 10:31 am
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Turbanism is an art and fashion movement that was born in Danville in late 2010/early 2011. Turbanistic works can be expressed in visual, written, or millinerist... More
Speed Painting
May 21, 2015 1:12 pm
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How do you get 40 second, fourth, and fifth graders to create a 7 x 11 foot painting in less than two hours, using Razor scooters as their "brushes"?... More
Turbanism Makes Slow Headway
Oct 5, 2011 11:48 am
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The Turbanism movement, about which I wrote back in April, has not exactly taken the art world by storm. As an iconic image, however, this exotic headwear has.... More
Kinkade, Breath Mint of the Passion Painters
Apr 13, 2012 8:30 am
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So-called painter of light Thomas Kinkade died recently. I'd always thought of Kinkade as a kitschmeister and con artist. I still do. But millions of people do not... More
The Art of Print
Nov 1, 2009 4:42 pm
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The word print in the English language precedes Guttenberg by about 200 years. It derives from the Old French priente, "impression," as in an impression pressed... More
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