We were back at one of our favorite New York events this past weekend: The Ultimate Science Street Fair of the World Science Festival. I mean, where else would you ever get the opportunity to turn someone into a Higgs Boson? Or a Bunson Burner? For an adventurous artist like me, this is facepainting at it’s most fun. Here are some of my favorite faces from this year’s event:
Newton and the Big Apple
Earth Science Teacher
Our Galaxy on her Face
Mars Rover landing
Robby the Robot
Curved Space Time
First Woman on the Moon
Cave Art – painted by Phil
Milky Way Galaxy
Nebula and Octopus
She’s flying Ben Franklin’s Kite
StoryFace: Li Chi Slays the Dragon
Atom on a Science Teacher
Turtles All the Way Down
This year the festival was focusing on robotics, weather and astronomy. I’m enough of a science geek that I love collecting the stories and images for new science faces each year.
We did our first event for this year’s Hockey Playoffs at the NHL Store on 6th Ave. at 47th St. in Manhattan. I was there for the pre-game celebration for Game 3 of the NY Rangers vs the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden, sponsored by Reebok.
I don’t follow this sport, so instead of telling people the story of their faces as I painted I was asking questions —who’s your favorite player? How did you become a fan? — and using those ideas as inspiration.
Drop the puck!
Here are a few more from the second event at the NHL Store. I particularly wanted to try this “Drop the puck!” idea if I got someone who wasn’t rooting for either team, but still loved playoff hockey.
This season the Liberty, New York’s WNBA team, has returned home to play in Madison Square Garden. Transformations Facepainting was part of their opening home game Fan Fest on 7th Avenue at MSG on Saturday May 17. Here’s some photos from the event, plus a few from last year’s Liberty events.
It’s Earth Day today, and a beautiful morning. We are getting ready for this spring’s Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on April 26, an annual family event in which runners gather early in the morning at the zoo to run and raise funds for all the work that the Wildlife Conservation Society does to preserve the environment around the world. The facepainting will be free for participants in this event, from 7:00 – 9:30 am. The annual Run for the Wild events are great fun and a unique way to enjoy the zoo while helping wildlife. Please come and enjoy a wonderful morning at the zoo!
Each year the Run for the Wild features an iconic animal as “poster child”, and this is the second year to feature the elephant. Elephant populations are currently under direct threat from poaching (65% of the African Forest Elephant population have been killed between 2005 and 2012), and the WCS and other organizations are pushing to protect them both by their efforts in the field and by working to enact laws to ban ivory trading. Learn more: 96 Elephants: A Killing at the Bai
Here are some photos of faces from the 2013 Run for the Wild.
Ganesha – remover of obstacles
from a Chinese Opera design
from a Kuosi Society mask, Africa
Painted Elephant, from a foto of an Indian festival