Project

2017 Artist In Residency – Saddleback Church

I’ll be an Artist in Residence at Saddleback Church this year. Along with teaching and supporting the artist community there, I will also be designing and completing 5 murals based on this years 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Each mural will depict a core belief that has influenced the Protestant tradition.

Last week I spent four days with the artist community and it was all the rads. So stoked how our first painting turned out!

GF/Easter Brand

I did the brand for Imago Dei Community & House of Providence‘s Good Friday and Easter service.

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Creative Direction for Jeff Bethke Videos

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A couple of weeks ago I got to see my crazy ideas come to life.

I’ve done a few videos with internet celebrity Jefferson Bethke over the last year. Jeff is a super guy and I’ve been honored at any invitation to partner with him.

After the release of his book, LifeWay wanted to create a series of videos to go along with a devotional they are putting at the end of the year. Jeff wanted more than just talking head videos… so he asked me if I could come up with artistic representations of the themes he would be speaking on. I pitched them some ideas… some of which I knew would be risky to pull off… but they were stoked on the ideas.

So we spent a week together putting these ideas together. And I can’t tell you how awesome it felt to see them all happen the way I had imagined them in my head. Eric Chapman (part of the crew) sent me some pics from that time and I share them with you.

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DIY Thrift Store Art

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 There is a Goodwill by my studio that always has killer landscape paintings.

And when I say killer, I mean the ones you find in your grandmas attic. The ones ripe with old time Bob Ross nostalgia. The ones you kind of love but you would never really put them up in your house.

I’ve done a series of thrift store paintings in the past where I painted various additions to the scenes – from tree houses to submarines – but most people who don’t paint feel a bit inadequate to accomplish such results. So I thought about what could be an awesome alternative, and I realized that everyone can lay some tape down and dab paint.

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Living Water Intl. Illustration

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I’m very excited to finally show you guys an illustration I was commissioned to do for Living Water Intl.

I love the work of LWI and have been a supporter over many years. So when they contacted me about partnering with them on some new art, I jumped at the chance.

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“Troubled Guests” at Level Ground PDX

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I was contacted by the folks at Level Ground about possibly providing some art element to their upcoming weekend roadshow in Portland. If you don’t know about Level Ground, here’s a statement from their website:

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OCC Mural

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Recently I was commissioned by Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA to create a mural illuminating their new Blessing My City campaign.

Originally we agreed on three 7ft tall by 5ft wide canvas’… each depicting a concept of their campaign:

1. Caring for your parish – not only the church but the parish of your home in a neighborhood.

2. Voice for the Voiceless – assisting with educational needs worldwide.

3. Sacred Space – the journey together towards a redeeming God.

For logistical reasons, I broke up the sections into two images each. This gave me two pictures to help me speak to the layered concepts. Because of my schedule I had about 5 days to make all these and I think they turned out great considering the time crunch.

You can see the paintings in the lobby as you enter the church.

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Los Angeles – A Recap

I got to be a part of the Justice Conference in LA this year and I’m truly thankful for it.

some highlights:

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Pittsburgh – a recap

Oh Pittsburgh. I love you. Even when you are in the 20’s and snowing all week.

Guys…. so much happened in 6 days that it would be dumb for me to write it all down. So maybe I’ll just list the things I loved this time around.

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Confession: I might be a performance artist.

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Look. I might be crazy.

So if this all turns out weird… well hey…. at least I know I’m crazy.

But over the last 8 weeks I’ve been receiving really intense visions for this performance art/play/presentation I’m going to be doing next week in Pittsburgh for three nights. It’s all such a long story… and I honestly don’t want to write it all down…. but seriously… it’s like I’m taking dictation on something that needs to come out. It’ll be storytelling, live painting, video, and a bit of group singing as I share some of my most vulnerable experiences on faith, depression, and the journey of belonging. It’s the next step I’ve been seeing over the last 18 months…. that my work in narrative and live painting need to combine into an experience form… which I’ve only seen in theatre and performance art. So… it looks like I’m a performance artist.

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