Cambridge Flower

( created with 19 children, 4-5 yr olds)

Phillip T. Baker, the Rock & Roll artist, worked all night and then went to Cambridge School in South Brunswick, NJ and worked some more. This piece was created by 19 little children at Cambridge School, 4 and 5 yr olds, it is done on transparent, heavy vinyl. The children took turns by Phillip's side squishing their little fingers into the brightly colored paint and then creating an impression on the vinyl surface. By noon we had achieved the effect seen here.

As the children slowly moved around concentrically, artist Judy Wray followed with a heat gun drying the paint to prevent smearing.

At another table, children were coloring fish for the "Traveling Magnetic Show" which moves around towns on the fire engine red VALVAN, the transportation for the Visual Arts League which doubles as an art project. This project was orchestrated by Judith and Phillip and funded through the Visual Arts League. The finished piece joined the "Flower Show" January 2001 at the Cork Gallery, downstairs from Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York. The Flower show is traveling from library to library and visiting hospitals and schools, anywhere there is a welcome!

The Cambridge Flower is featured in "The World Healing Book" published in June, 2002, by poet, artist, Birgitta Jonsdottir (Iceland), page 99.

October 15, 2002 the children's flower piece was installed as part of the permanent collection in the children's Room at the South Brunswick Public Library, Kingston Lane, south Brunswick.








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