Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 11.47.23 AMPainter, Creative Witness, and Healer, Andrew Purchin came onto Artist on Art to talk about his work, the Creative Witnessing Project—making art at sites of tension, conflict and violence. He will be bringing to the third TEDxSantaCruz event March 8th, 2014 at the Hotel Paradox.

Andrew paints on site, be it landscapes or at events such as weddings or at historical moments. The types of events and moments he captures vary from the 2012 Republican and Democratic Conventions and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration to difficult and painful events, sites of conflict, violence and loss. He paints these places as way to witness, spur dialogue and help heal the community.

To hear our interview, please click on the play button below.


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