Artist Statement:

 

"I combine intimacy, comedy, wisdom, and change

Create humor from challenge.

Use sweetness preemptively. Seek flow over force. 

Channel delight to ignite insight. 

It's often deceptively simple; undefended and shared joy is revolutionary.

 

I used to think what broke my heart the most was people living in pain. It's not. It's your unlived life: unspoken I-love-you's, undanced dances, unfelt feelings, ungiven gifts, untold tales, ungiggled giggles, even your undoodled doodles (which are the seeds of your next brilliant idea.).

 

I make participatory artworks --performances and installations -- to get as much of your (and my) undoneness done as we can... while we're here, now, together."

 

- Barbara Ann  Michaels

Jester of the Peace

So, you're an Artist? Like, you paint?

Artist | Author | Actress | Adventurer | Ace 

 

Catalyst | Clown | Costumer | Curator | Clergy 

 

Dancer | Director | Dreamer  | Driver | Diva 

 

Event Entertainer and Executor |  Editor 

 

Fortune Finder | Finesser | Founder | Friend 

 

Ivy Grad | Improviser | Idealist | Interfaith Minister

Musician | Magician | Merrimaker | Muse 

*Performance Artist | Painter (sure, sometimes)

Speaker | Soulmate | Skater | Spark 

 

Traveler | Truth Teller | Tour Guide | Teacher 

 

Wedding Officiant | Writer | Wonderer  | Winner

Barbara has performed in/on/at...

Rock concert
Fringe Festival

Street fair

Holiday Parade

Pride Parade

Opera house

Art Gallery

Baseball game

Town parade

Corporate party

Restaurant

Night club

TV special

Short film

International Festival

Circus tent...

Park bench

Hay bale

Roof of a car

Drawbridge

Greenhouse

Moving trolley

Street corner

Graveyard

Subway

Basement

Store window

Squash court

Tunnel

Open field

Living room

Doorway

Abandoned bridge

Under an overpass...

Conference

Kids party

Public park

Public library

Wedding

Tradeshow

Fundraiser

Gala

Schools K-12

Day Care Center

University

Senior center...

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ART is LOVE is ART.

© 2020 Barbara Ann Michaels 

Barbara@JesterOfThePeace.com

646-648-0128 | PO 715, NYC, 10024