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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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Women’s History Month
Mar 22, 2017 11:14 am
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March is Women’s History Month. Toward that end, I’ve festooned my bike o’ the month with names of inspirational women in such fields as Sciences... More
Weaving a Story
Mar 7, 2017 4:40 pm
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Well the Yanks hate the Reds
And the Greeks hate the Turks
I really hate to say it
But they're all a bunch of jerks – “Piss on the Wall,” J.... More
Bicycle Built for Hue
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 pm
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For the past year or so, I’ve been painting an old hybrid bike each month to symbolize or suggest that month. February is almost over, but... More
Apologies to Irving Berlin
Feb 13, 2017 1:49 pm
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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
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