By John A. Barry And Bill Carmel
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About this blog: John Barry is the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which he applies paint to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. With Bill Carmel and other associates, he has bro... (More)
About this blog: John Barry is the creator of trAction Painting, a process/performance genre in which he applies paint to large surfaces with bicycles, roller skates, and other wheeled conveyances. With Bill Carmel and other associates, he has brought trAction Painting events to local schools and summer camps. He also creates visual puns. His works are included in several private collections. John has authored/coauthored a dozen books, including Technobabble and Sunburst: The Ascent of Sun Microsystems. John can be contacted at [email protected]
Bill Carmel has 35 years' experience as a professional artist. His fine art paintings, sculptures, and designs are included in private, corporate, and public art collections in the United States, Europe, and Australia. After teaching at Humboldt State University and Southern Illinois University, he returned to the Bay Area, where he remains active in the arts by serving as a co-curator for the Lamorinda Arts Council's Orinda Gallery and by exhibiting throughout the Bay Area. Bill reviews exhibits at SFMOMA, the De Young and Palace of Fine Arts museums, and other Bay Area exhibition venues. Bill can be contacted at [email protected]
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Anatomy of a Summer Camp Project
A Visual Essay, Phase 2
Uploaded: Aug 23, 2016
Setup for painting involves taping two 9 x 12 drop cloths and surrounding protective cloths and tarps to the pavement, resulting in an approximately 26 x 19 work area.
The shirt-festooned canvas is taped in the work area’s center.
Using Razor scooters, a dozen campers take turns laying down layers of paint, primarily primary pastels. Some of the kids helped mix paint.
Applying paint via scooter.
The dried canvas with shirts is rolled up returned to my garage. More painting planned for the next day, although now the shirts are barely visible.
I thought there would be enough bleed-through to cover the back of the shirts as well. No such luck. So I extract every shirt, detape it, flip it over, and retape it.
What is it worth to you?
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