Artist Nan Coffey getting ready to start a new painting were hundreds of people can participate. Size of the canvas will be approximately 10 feet tall by 18 feet wide.
Nan has started her newest audience participation painting on Facebook where hundreds of people can have the opportunity to be included into one of her large-scale works. Nan has yet to disclose the size of the canvas for this project, but it looks like this is going to be a big one!
Her project works just like the first, in which hundreds of people commented to Nan's post on Facebook sharing their favorite things about their lives. By the time the first project was completed, Nan had incorporated 172 painted shoutouts of her followers into her painting. Amazingly, the majority of those included were total strangers to Nan until this project. Her ability to connect so many different people from so many different walks of life like this was truly amazing to watch. As she worked on the project, she would continuously post progress pics for her followers to see if they were included into the piece. If you did not get a chance to participate in the first audience participation painting, now is your chance!
Nan Coffey says:
"Alright friends, let’s do this! If you want to be part of big, rad painting, here’s your chance. We’re gonna do this just like the last time. If you weren’t around back then, here’s how it works.. Tell me something about yourself and I'll go through over the course of the the next few weeks and start adding some of these things right into this painting so that when it's done, it'll be filled with little shout outs to you guys. I'll be working on it for a few weeks, starting tomorrow afternoon, and I'll continuously post progress pics as I work so you can see it all come together...and see if you're in it in some way..
For example, what do you like, what makes you happy? Your kid, a band, your band, cooking, old movies, BEER, your pet Fluffy..that type of stuff. Please keep it BRIEF and simple and understand that I simply cannot include everything, but I'll try to add as much as I can in some way - after all, this project is about including people and connecting people through art and social media.
I'll start.. If it isn’t abundantly obvious at this point, I love music, art and beer. I got the ball rolling on this one listening to Rancid and drinking Ballast Point. Rancid is the soundtrack for countless memories of family and friends and concerts and they symbolize love and friendship and overcoming obstacles for me, that is why I painted a shout out to them on my jacket.
A couple of things. Please, ONE post per person. Multiple posts by the same person will be treated as spam and removed. Also, keep in mind, when I work, I add things that inspire me in some way in the moment. So posting first or posting last really makes no difference. I paint what I'm inspired to paint, when I'm inspired to paint it, and this can change from minute to minute. It’s just that simple :)
Now, it’s your turn.. Don't be shy.. Let’s rock!