by Michael Branca
60" x 74"
This painting has been destroyed. It was painted on the wall of the Fresco Barn when I was a student at the Skowhegan School. Every year, residents are given the opportunity to learn fresco, one of the worlds oldest (and usually most permanent) forms of mural painting. The Barn is the gathering hall where internationally acclaimed artists give lectures to each summer's 65 residents. Every year, old frescoes get torn down and new ones go up. Average life-span = 4-8 years.
All artwork copyright Michael P. Branca