What is Big Wheel Action Painting?
Action Painting is a style of painting where the paint is splashed, dripped, or smeared onto the canvas instead of being carefully applied with a brush. This method allows the artist to explore chance, spontaneity, and control.
Big Wheel Action Painting during ARToberfest at Hutchinson Center for the Arts adds just one more element to this style of painting. A Machine. A Big Wheel; and for those of us a little too big for a big wheel, a Pogo Stick. These low-riding tricycles will be loaded up with paint and ready for an artistic test drive.
Jackson Pollock, one of America’s most popular Action Painters, whose style consisted of painting on the floor once said “I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk round it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.” We are going to put the pedal to the metal on this one and not just be in the painting, we are going to be ON the painting.
Big Wheel Action Painting is a hands on, interactive, high-speed activity for everyone, big and small, to experiment with a new style of painting.