kidscambridge_small.jpg (24504 bytes) 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 Jonsdottir, Iceland.

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.

caimbridgekids.jpg (298628 bytes) Twenty one little T Shirts were created with the children's design! Funded by Lazslo Krisch and produced by "BEARSWEAR".


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