Mike is a California-based painter/designer/spiritual cat known for his animal imagery + skate deck art. "My artwork humbly seeks to be a signpost pointing the way towards the earth, to purpose, to vision, to healing, and to a more fully awakened state of being. My influences are indigenous art styles from around the world especially Northern Formline, Aboriginal dreamtime art, and the Huichol aesthetic. It is one of my goals to do an exhaustive series on North American wildlife to draw attention to the beautiful creatures we co-inhabit this land with." -Mike Kershnar
This vid made me smile-reminds me of the mad painting/sculptures my dad makes up north in the country.
From the book Bronx Boys, published by FotoEvidence Press.
Stephen Shames creates award winning photo essays on social issues for foundations, advocacy organizations, the media, and museums. He is author of four monographs: Outside the Dream, Pursuing the Dream, and The Black Panthers (Aperture), and Transforming Lives (Star Bright Books). Shames wrote and directed two videos: Friends of the Children and Children of Northern Uganda. Steve is represented by Steven Kasher Gallery + Polaris Images, NY.
See previous post on Stephen here.
yachiyo metal rug. handmade from galvanised steel wire.
''Production for the sake of production is not that interesting to me (...) When a product comes out, you can see and feel how much work went it to it and you can appreciate it.'' The history of a product is equally important to Philippe, 'it’s like going to a farmers market and buying your food from there. It’s important to know how and from where it came from''.