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Massive Mural Drawn Live Using Only Hands and Charcoal

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Using only her fingers dipped in charcoal, artist Judith Braun created this incredible 48 ft x 12 ft (14.6 x 3.6 meters) mural live for the public over the course of three days. The piece was done on-site at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia.

The piece is titled Diamond Dust and is being exhibited until July 1st, 2012. It’s the largest site-specific project of Judith’s career.

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Judith Braun has been involved in the New York art world since the early 1980s and her longstanding participation in the city?s emerging network of alternative art spaces is notable. Her career began and flourished in organizations such as Art in General, Artists Space, The Drawing Center, NurtureArt, and White Columns.

She finished her MFA degree at the University of at Albany in 1983 and, after moving to New York, participated in Democracy: Cultural Participation with the renowned collaborative, Group Material, composed of Julie Ault, Felix Gonzalez Torres, and Doug Ashford. In 1994, Marcia Tucker selected Braun?s work for the reputed Bad Girls Show at the New Museum, which has been credited as the first exhibition to explore the impact of third wave feminism on the visual arts.

Braun has shown and is currently represented by Fruit and Flower Deli, in Stockholm, and Galerie Conrads, in Düsseldorf. Later this year her work will be part of a group exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and next year she’ll have a solo show at Causey Contemporary in Brooklyn. N.Y.