Forty-four of Phifty-two
|Title:||Glow Stick Wars
|Materials:||Hand Pulled Screen Print
|Inspiration:||Thrown Glow Sticks at Shows
One, Two, Three, Four – I declare a Glow Stick War!
What is a Glow Stick War? It’s a bunch of people throwing Glow Sticks at eachother. Well not really at eachother… more like up into the air towards eachother.
In the late 90’s the Phish phenomenon of “Glow Stick Wars” was born. It probably all started out with one fan, caught up in the moment of a sweet jam, throwing their glow stick into the air. Someone saw it and thought “That looked amazing!” and also threw theirs. Before long, everyone was throwing their glow sticks and the idea spread like wildfire and became a staple at all Phish shows. People began bringing their glow sticks in by the dozens for the fan created light show. The people in the front throw theirs to the people in the back. The fans on the left (Page Side) throw them to the fans on the right (Mike Side). Audience members who don’t have their own supply of glow stick ammo scavenge them off of the ground and quickly launch them into the air. It is a fun and beautiful experience when done at the right time.
Watch this video for an example of a Glow Stick War in action:
This week’s art piece is titled “Glow Stick Wars”. It is a two piece screen print that depicts World War 2 military men in action. Instead of throwing a grenade or shooting a mortar they are throwing/launching glow sticks. Each print was hand pulled and hand finished. “Glow Stick Wars” is a limited run of 50 prints that are sold in pairs with matching numbers. And YES the glow sticks actually glow. They are available immediately in our online store.
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About the Artist
Brian Bojanowski, a native of Wisconsin, has spent the past 17 years working as an educator in both public and private schools. He has taught special education, elementary education, and art instruction in a variety of settings to thousands of children. He and his wife Wendi started Noah’s Art – children’s art center in 2001 and experienced immediate success. Brian, earned his Bachelor of Science in both Special Education: Behavioral Disorders, and Elementary Education from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. As an accomplished artist, Brian has had artwork on display in galleries and illustrated three published books, one of which is currently on the Amazon.com’s best sellers list. Under the direction of Bojanowski, Noah’s Art has received several awards for it’s curriculum and program. Bojanowski currently teaches out of his studio in Charlotte, NC and oversees the development and creation of Noah’s Art curriculum, and training new Noah’s Art Licensees.