Phillip T. Baker, the Rock & Roll artist, worked all night and then went to
Cambridge School in Kendall Park, NJ and worked some more. This
piece was created by 19 little children in the Head Start program, 3 and 4 yr olds, and measures about 48" across
and is done on transparent, heavy vinyl. Using non-toxic paints, 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.
This piece is featured in "The Book
of Hope & The World Healing Book", by poet / artist Birgitta
After 9/11, a creative surge took
place and Birgitta spearheaded the coming together of creative
energies, writers and visual artists, assembled the material
and published the two books featuring three VAL projects. The
Dalai Lama and Lawrence Ferlenghetti are in the same books!
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
Val VAN, 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. February through March it
will be at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-University of Medicine and
Dentistry on 675 W. Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ
The children's flower piece hung at the South Brunswick Library in the
children's room until it was discarded by accident in the course of remodeling.