by Calley O'Neill and Rama the Elephant with Jeb Barsh
18" x 24" - $50
It’s quite a process just to get into the elephant barn… One morning, early in the project, I had just arrived and set up in the barn when I heard this clear voice inside say, “Paint the canvas black.” Having learned well to heed this inner voice, I told Jeb I had to leave and go buy black primer at the art supply store across town, and somehow I would be back in time to have the canvas primed and the paints mixed by 11:15 when we had to have the set-up ready for the Rama’s painting demonstration. When I got back and finished stretching and applying black gesso on the large canvas, with just minutes to go, Jeb literally threw another canvas on the bales of hay (my drafting table) and said, “Paint this one black too!” These two black canvases are now two of Rama’s masterpieces. April Fool is one of the finest abstract expressionist works I’ve ever seen. Jeb was totally in tune with Rama’s energy and rhythm and reflected in rhythmic response. The result? Pure magic!
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