As mentioned in my blog article about my experience in Antofagasta, Chile, Sharyn and I both decided to extend our South America adventure with a trek up to Peru to visit the fabled & magnificent Macchu Picchu. We were joined by Fred in Lima for the start of a truly wondrous adventure. We hit Cusco first, where we sampled the delicious chicamorada (purple corn beverage), Pisco Sours and Cuy (Guinea Pig), and alpaca, then moved on to the Sacred Valley, where you can check out Pisac for market shopping and Ollantaytambo for your first taste of Inca ruins. Afterwards we rode up to Aguas Calientes by
Hola amigos! Magical, inspiring and ingenious – that how I’d describe my latest 3d chalk art adventure in beautiful Chile. My dear pal, Sharyn Namnath and I jetted down to lovely coastal Antofagasta, Chile to participate in the highly anticipated ‘Dia del Ingenio’ – 3d Street Painting extravaganza, sponsored by 3M. Slated for May 3, 3M decided to bring 3 of the world’s best street painters down to Chile, to simultaneously create 3 large scale 3d images, signature pieces created by each artist to promote ingenuity in the arts. You can see 3 is definitely the lucky number here!
Of course I was honored to be one of the three, and was excited to be drawing with world phenom Julian Beever, topping the bill in Santiago, and street painting icon, Kurt Wenner, making magic in Concepcion. The whacky thing about this was that we did not know about the other artists until we arrived, so it was a surprise for us for sure. Talk about turning the pressure on! So we put our best foot forward and hoped that our painting would please the people of Antofagasta.
Invited to create a showstopper 3d street painting at the Macon, Georgia ‘Cherry Blossom Festival‘, sponsored by GatewayMacon, I called up my good pal Shayrn Namnath to join in the fun and off to the glorious South we went.
Check out the amazing time lapse that was created on the making of this image!
3D Street Art Makes a Heartfelt Mark on India
Incredible! Truly the perfect adjective that springs to mind when summing up the latest art adventure I’ve recently had the good fortune to experience. From across oceans, deserts and mountains, and into the kaleidoscopic sanctum of my mind / heart – India and its people do not disappoint.
Invited back by the US Consulate of India to appear on a second edition of my 2009 3D Street Painting Tour, I was honored to conduct workshops and create exhibition pieces at amazing venues around the country: the renowned Jaipur Literary Festival (where I missed Oprah by days!); the renowned Kolkata Book Fair & Nandan Arts Center, Kolkata; Vellore Institute of Technology’s Riviera
Happy New Year! Event Update: I am honored and pleased to announce my schedule for the 2012 3d Street Painting India Tour, sponsored by the US Consulate of India. The success of the first tour in 2009 was so overwhelming, it prompted the US Consulate to set up a second tour for January and February…
3D Street Painting for the Holidays
If you get to a Westfield Mall this holiday season, you’ll have a good chance of being a part of 3D street painting! I’m excited and pleased to announce my participation in Westfield‘s new ‘Loliday’ promotional campaign. If you shop at one of their locations, you’ll have an opportunity to take a wild sled ride, or play with holiday penguins. I’ve designed for them for shopper fun. They’re set up so you can take photos with your friends, post on Facebook or Twitter and enjoy the
As part of the 2011 International Investment Forum, I was invited to the beautiful coastal city of Sochi, Russia, on the Black Sea, to create one of my 3D street painting images. Sochi is a lot like Santa Barbara or the Amalfi Coast in Italy – a gorgeous location with lots to do in the sun and sea. If you’re looking for a great vacation get away, this is it. The Sochi Park organization, who is currently constructing a new amusement park which will be opening in conjunction with the 2014 Olympic Games to be held in Sochi, asked for an image that showcased their new rides, the scenery of this lovely city and some of the folk tale characters that are near and dear to the Russian populations’ hearts. The 3D chalk art image proved to be very popular with the public and local Russian TV had a field day with it. My clients were thrilled with the result, which was the best compliment for me. I suspect we’ll be seeing more 3D street art appearing
I am honored and pleased to announce that I will be presenting as part of the TEDx San Diego line-up this December, 2011. I am very excited to bring my 3D street painting story to the stage and share ideas, images and reflections on how this art form has influenced and improved the advancement of creative expression for a wide global audience.
For information: http://www.tedx-sandiego.com/speakers/
Update on my participation in the TEDx Youth @ San Diego event. Big congrats go to everyone at Canyon Crest Academy for their inspiring and professionally run event – what a magical experience!!!! The students, the faculty, parents, friends, Tedsters, Sharp support team members and TEDx San Diego all deserve big kudos for their hard work. Special thanks go to Kellie, Lesa and Tracy for
It’s my honor and privilege to announce that I’ve been awarded the Extreme Art Award in the Painting category of the First Annual 2011 Society of Unique Artist’s Awards for my 3D Street Painting! Featuring the most extreme and unique art forms of the year, the event was created to advance SUA’s non-profit mission of…
Hi everyone! I am really honored to be featured in Suavv Magazine‘s Lifestyle/Culture category this month. Check out the featured article on street painting and interview @ http://suavv.com/2011/06/tracy-lee-stum/
Thank you Suavv!