From time to time we’ll come across a video that is so moving and so touching, that we just have to share it with you no matter what!
This video begins simply enough, Lee Greenwood’s beautiful and patriotic song “Proud to be an American” is playing in the background, when suddenly artist Michael Israel walks onstage. Already covered in white paint he takes a quick moment to himself, lowers his head, turns around to pick up some paintbrushes, and then immediately gets to work.
And when we say that Israel gets to work, we mean it. Just watching this incredible video will make you go out of breath; this man has made a career in making his art, and by the 2:50 mark, you’ll see how much of his heart and soul he puts into every single one of his pieces.
It’s more than just his art, but it’s how he does it. Making the piece is in itself a performance worth watching. Described as Cirque du Soleil meets Picasso, this man is an artist as well as an entertainer. His flamboyant, rockstar persona is truly entrancing to watch, and as he quickly paints his next masterpiece, you’ll truly be impressed by his talent and ferocity onstage.
Michael Israel Paints Amazing Portrait Of America
A performance worth watching