Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Local artist to appear on the Rachael Ray show

Posted By on Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Old Colorado City artist Jason Baalman will share his unique work on the nationally syndicated Rachael Ray show tomorrow. Baalman is known for his portraits made of unusual materials, such as lipstick, mascara, ketchup, pennies and plastic Army toys. Baalman will present Ray with her portrait, made from Cheetos.

As mentioned in our 2009 story, "Idol Hands," Baalman has achieved enormous popularity online through his Eclectic Asylum Art channel on YouTube. (He's already appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and Good Morning America.) To make his videos, he mounts a camera above his project, films himself drawing or painting, then speeds the footage up and sets it to music. Here's an example:

The show airs tomorrow on KOAA Channel 5 at 11 a.m.

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