Saturday, October 3, 2015

Recently returned from my San Diego tour

I just got home from a week in San Diego leading workshops and making art on the beach. I am feeling beat as it was a fuuulll schedule. But I was always around friends and supporters and that felt good.

Here's a run down of the artworks made...

On the first day I invited the public to participate and here is one slice of a long stretch of beach:

That evening I made an appearance at the gallery reception of my artwork at Bliss 101 in Encinitas. If you are in the San Diego area, check out my prints which are really well done!

On the next day I led a group memorial for which I led the meditation artwork workshop and together we created this:

On the third day I led my own group in the meditation artwork workshop:

Here is the next day in which I led a personal artwork:

On day 5 I led a group artwork as a fundraiser for Autism Tree and together we made this one:

On day 6 I was filmed by a crew from France for whom I made this piece that is the next level version of a design I've been investigating (it's reeeallly big!):

On the last day I made a mandala for the French film crew:

On the 8th day I got up early to do some more filming, focusing on lots of small designs, and then I hightailed it to the airport!

 Whew! Thank you San Diego for the warm welcome and beautiful beaches!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Between Worlds @ Leica Gallery, Los Angeles

The Between Worlds prints are currently on display until Aug 31st at the prestigious Leica Gallery in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. If you are in the area check it out- they make an impression in person.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Earthscape Art in Brazil!

I had a great experience creating art for the AlmaSurf festival in Brazil.

Here is a nationally broadcasted clip of the artwork I made. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

New Playa Painting: "Path"

photo: Jonathan Clark

I was at this beach doing a project for Epson a couple of days prior and saw the rare state of the beach- wet sand going to the wall and sand the entire stretch of beach. That is generally not the case. I had never walked on the beach at the bottom of the photo- it is mostly rocks and water, and usually the beach at the top is underwater. So I knew I had to come back to take advantage of the space and perfection of the beach.

This piece was made using a new technique that allows me to create large even lines and effectively work with helpers. It was quite an effort, and I'm amazed my helpers stuck it out to the very end.

Heading to Brazil!

I've been invited to create art on the beach for the Alma Surf Festival happening June 12-13 outside of Sao Paulo.

Exciting! This is the fourth festival to invite me to do my beach art this summer. It's the realization of a dream to travel and do my art. I send appreciation to the powers-that-be that this is happening.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Interview for Philosopher-Clown blog

1. Your bio states you started doing artwork on the beach in 2004. Did you make artwork before then, or was this one of the instances in which you were “reborn”? 

I had been creating art professionally since 2000. I was making large, black-light reactive sculptures that were generally used in electronic music festivals. It was that artwork that put me on the path to the beach art. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

International Peace Belt

photo by S. Smith Patrick
I had the honor to be selected as an artist with the International Peace Belt Project. This is a hand made chain link belt adorned with precious stones and coins from all over the world that is worn by an artist while they create and artwork. It has been worn by dancers, painters, musicians, and on this day I wore it (as a bandoleer) while raking a prayer mandala on the beach near San Francisco.

The belt is a part of the organization Artists for World Peace, which is a humanitarian group that brings needed services to communities around the world. The belt, charged with the energy of whichever artist it has been with then goes with the team to the areas where the humanitarian programs are being done. Its an amazing organization with a beautiful spirit and goal.

The day I did my artwork was filmed and will be combined with documentation of the other artists involved.
photo by S. Smith Patrick

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