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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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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
Agrarian Graffiti
Feb 8, 2015 4:24 pm
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Graffiti: the word conjures images of urban blight, tagging, spray paint, non-color-matched swaths of painted patchwork rolled on to cover up the offending... More
Summer Camp, Day 2: Rolling
Jul 29, 2014 5:25 pm
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Today we migrate from the confines of a classroom setting to canvas-clad asphalt. Our 12 x 7-foot blank sheet sits atop a 21 x 12 canvas working surface. I open... More
trAction Painting Summer Camp
Jul 23, 2014 5:10 pm
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In the nearly three years since I created trAction Painting, my works have been solo efforts, with much appreciated help from assistants. Employing bikes, skates,... More
Merger of Music and Painting
Aug 30, 2014 5:30 pm
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Last Sunday I attended and participated in a combination art exhibit and concert at Peace Lutheran Church in Danville. Adorning three walls of the sanctuary are... More
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