Art: Transpectacle in Athens

NACK and ARM of Crispy Printz hosted TRANSPECTACLE, an interactive art festival, in Athens, Georgia over the weekend and invited me to paint something BIG. This got a big ol' YEAH DUDE I'M IN! from me. I packed my car with paint and supplies and headed on up. 

I really didn't know what to expect, except that I would be painting an 8 foot by 8 foot square in front of everyone. Several other artists were invited along, so I wouldn't be the only painter there. 

We could be painting on large cubes!?! How cool is that! 

I got right to work with a dark basecoat. I used chalk paint for the base because I like the matte finish of the paint and I could easily sketch out a design. I didn't have much of a plan for the space. I just knew that one of my suns would look good on a square. 

I got started around 9 a.m. This is about two hours in. I used a lot of left over house paint from previous projects. 

More and more painting. I would take breaks every now and again because I would get bored or I needed to step back in order to see the whole piece. 

I was lucky to be placed right next to my pal Peter Loose. He's absolutely one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world. No exaggeration. I love him so much. We spent the afternoon encouraging each other and being inspired by each other's work.

Check out the other squares:

Six hours's done! Thanks to Anthony Tavis for taking this photo for me!

The artists had the option to keep the large paintings, sell them, or even just trash them. I had no idea what to do with mine. I couldn't take it home since it wouldn't fit on or in my car. And besides, who's going to buy such a huge sun? Well, I left the sun with NACK and ARM and they texted me the next day saying my sun was SOLD! Holla! I hear it's in a great spot now and it's very much loved. I don't think I could ask for anything more.