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Painted Equator Gallery

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The beginning of small big project

We were thirteen. Participants of 11th International Fine Art Festival organized by Gallery Andrej Smolák. We created in the Art Center in Snina and remembered. In the news mentioned the third anniversary of the fall of the Twin Towers in New York.

First, there was an idea to paint one picture all together. Large canvas as a protest, or to draw the attention of people to the danger of terrorism. Later, we rejected this idea of common picture.

I could not sleep. I really thought about it. At first, I wanted to paint the canvas of size 100 x 100 cm and create from that the folder. Then I thought about canvas of size 50 x 50 cm, until I stopped at size 20 x 20 cm. The idea was in small and storable pictures, which can be installed even in small galleries. Within one square meter fit 25 pieces. In the morning, I gave painting canvas to the artists and in the evening artist from Kuwait Thuraya Al – Baqsami gave me the first picture. It is a title picture of this website. We have started to create a chain of pictures and even then I have figured out that there will be 40,075 pieces, so many kilometers is the circumference of the globe equator.

We were thirteen. I am the thirteenth. I’m not superstitious. I believe that this act will bring the success of our small – big project.

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