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The Art of Chalk by Tracy Lee Stum

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4 STREET PAINTING

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A detail of an abstract landscape by Bruno Fabriani.

Street painters need an audience for their work. Performers with a desire to expose their individual creative processes, street painters call urban pavement landscapes their canvas, drawing up elaborate and jaw dropping images that can baffle the mind and delight the senses. Through this public performance, the artist’s creative identity is revealed with each painting, giving us a glimpse into the hearts and minds of these unorthodox creators.

The unlikely marriage of a material so temporal as chalk with the well-trafficked sidewalk defies logic—certainly the image won’t last ...

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