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Have You Seen Thomas Campbell in Action?

Posted by on January 30, 2013

Thomas Campbell, Work in Progress – Update 2 from Santa Cruz MAH on Vimeo.

There’s magic happening at the MAH these days. Our current exhibition, Work in Progress, features several art and history projects that are evolving over the course of the exhibition run. The most dramatic transformation is occurring on the 2nd floor, in the Solari Gallery, where Bonny Doon artist Thomas Campbell is making his most epic piece ever – a multi-dimensional mural that fills the entire room. Thomas’ wife, Tiffany Campbell, is producing a video documentary of the process to help catch you up on the work done to date.

Enjoy the video, and if you are inspired, come down to watch Thomas work. He is here most weekdays during the day. It is completely mesmerizing to watch his process. Paint goes up and then is covered over. Saws come out. The mural fills. If you need a hit of creative inspiration or mind-blowing awesomeness, come down for just a few minutes to check it out.

The mural will be completed in late February and then will remain on display in its finished state until March 17. Come down soon so you can enjoy the process and absorb some secrets of  Thomas Campbell’s magical approach to art-making.

  • adam

    thanks for posting this. it’s great. ever since that sped vid i look forward to any documentation of his process. real inspiring person. look forward to seeing the final product as well!

  • Guest

    I happened to catch Thomas at work — so here’s another little video to watch :: http://vine.co/v/bX1Zw1EjPU1 :: just because Thomas is amazing to see when he paints.