Pigeon King

Pigeon King

Pigeon King Red, 2018

Size: 18inx24in

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

This series is meant to represent pigeons in a dignified manner not usually associated with the street bird. Often called “winged rats” they peck at the remains of human waste and garbage. However in this series they stand atop the pristine food they desire and are able to eat to their hearts content.

Pigeon King

Pigeon King

Pigeon King Blue, 2018

Size: 18inx24in

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

This series is meant to represent pigeons in a dignified manner not usually associated with the street bird. Often called “winged rats” they peck at the remains of human waste and garbage. However in this series they stand atop the pristine food they desire and are able to eat to their hearts content.

Pigeon King

Pigeon King

Pigeon King Yellow, 2018

Size: 18inx24in

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

This series is meant to represent pigeons in a dignified manner not usually associated with the street bird. Often called “winged rats” they peck at the remains of human waste and garbage. However in this series they stand atop the pristine food they desire and are able to eat to their hearts content.

Polar Bear Shark

Polar Bear Shark

Polar Bear Shark, 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

Polar Bear Shark represents the future of the planet after climate change when the two predators meet in the lukewarm ocean. It presents a hopeful view that the animals will co-habitate peacefully despite the destruction of their respective environments.

California Paperscapes

California Paperscapes

Sequoia, 2018

Size: 4ftx9ft (Triptych)

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

“California Paperscapes" is a series of four continuous triptychs representing a hope that nature will someday return to its unaltered, idealized state. The panels progress through Joshua Tree, Point Reyes, and the Sequoia forest. The first triptych on the right side shows a chaotic parking lot meant to represent negative human impact on the environment. The animals have adapted to live amongst the remnants of human architecture and waste. This diorama is the starting point of our story that shows the planet and environment restored through supernatural intervention. 

 

The scenes illustrate our dream that nature will be fully restored after humanity has gone extinct. As human influence fades from right towards the left, the environment regains its vibrancy and equilibrium. The sentimental tableaus are our response to bleak reality of humans' negative effect on the planet. As the future health of the earth looks increasingly bleak, it becomes harder to remain optimistic that individual action can change our course. However, we hope this piece will raise awareness by directing attention to the beauty of nature and what is at stake, and that this awareness will manifest in real world action.

California Paperscapes

California Paperscapes

Point Reyes, 2018

Size: 4ftx9ft (Triptych)

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

“California Paperscapes" is a series of four continuous triptychs representing a hope that nature will someday return to its unaltered, idealized state. The panels progress through Joshua Tree, Point Reyes, and the Sequoia forest. The first triptych on the right side shows a chaotic parking lot meant to represent negative human impact on the environment. The animals have adapted to live amongst the remnants of human architecture and waste. This diorama is the starting point of our story that shows the planet and environment restored through supernatural intervention. 

 

The scenes illustrate our dream that nature will be fully restored after humanity has gone extinct. As human influence fades from right towards the left, the environment regains its vibrancy and equilibrium. The sentimental tableaus are our response to bleak reality of humans' negative effect on the planet. As the future health of the earth looks increasingly bleak, it becomes harder to remain optimistic that individual action can change our course. However, we hope this piece will raise awareness by directing attention to the beauty of nature and what is at stake, and that this awareness will manifest in real world action.

California Paperscapes

California Paperscapes

Joshua Tree, 2018

Size: 4ftx9ft (Triptych)

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

“California Paperscapes" is a series of four continuous triptychs representing a hope that nature will someday return to its unaltered, idealized state. The panels progress through Joshua Tree, Point Reyes, and the Sequoia forest. The first triptych on the right side shows a chaotic parking lot meant to represent negative human impact on the environment. The animals have adapted to live amongst the remnants of human architecture and waste. This diorama is the starting point of our story that shows the planet and environment restored through supernatural intervention. 

 

The scenes illustrate our dream that nature will be fully restored after humanity has gone extinct. As human influence fades from right towards the left, the environment regains its vibrancy and equilibrium. The sentimental tableaus are our response to bleak reality of humans' negative effect on the planet. As the future health of the earth looks increasingly bleak, it becomes harder to remain optimistic that individual action can change our course. However, we hope this piece will raise awareness by directing attention to the beauty of nature and what is at stake, and that this awareness will manifest in real world action.

California Paperscapes

California Paperscapes

Parking Lot, 2018

Size: 4ftx9ft (Triptych)

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

“California Paperscapes" is a series of four continuous triptychs representing a hope that nature will someday return to its unaltered, idealized state. The panels progress through Joshua Tree, Point Reyes, and the Sequoia forest. The first triptych on the right side shows a chaotic parking lot meant to represent negative human impact on the environment. The animals have adapted to live amongst the remnants of human architecture and waste. This diorama is the starting point of our story that shows the planet and environment restored through supernatural intervention. 

 

The scenes illustrate our dream that nature will be fully restored after humanity has gone extinct. As human influence fades from right towards the left, the environment regains its vibrancy and equilibrium. The sentimental tableaus are our response to bleak reality of humans' negative effect on the planet. As the future health of the earth looks increasingly bleak, it becomes harder to remain optimistic that individual action can change our course. However, we hope this piece will raise awareness by directing attention to the beauty of nature and what is at stake, and that this awareness will manifest in real world action.

Pigeon Heaven

Pigeon Heaven

Pigeon Heaven, 2017

Size: 3ftx8ft 

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

This whimsical piece imagines a paradise for rodents and other creatures considered pests by humans. In their perfect world they are surrounded by decadent food and live peacefully together. This extravagant vision contrasts with the stark reality that these animals are on the front lines of climate change and will be the ones greatest affected by its disastrous consequences.

Bag Head Cheetah

Bag Head Cheetah

Bag Head Cheetah, 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The pieces pose a hopeful view that even with the pollution and altered climate, nature will regain equilibrium and wildlife will adapt to thrive. Despite the representation of environmental destruction and a bleak outlook for the fate of humanity, the cheerful colors and playful vivacity of the collages imbue them with a fun and energetic spirit. Even the garbage is rendered in cheerful, clean colors and the healthy looking predators and prey live in harmony and make mischief amongst the remains of society.

Santa Monica Giant Squid

Santa Monica Giant Squid

Santa Monica Giant Squid, 2017

Size: 3ft x 8ft (Diptych) 

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

This collage combines iconic and recognizable symbols of Los Angeles with our message about the environment. It depicts a giant squid dismantling the city, representing nature’s eventual destruction of human made society. Many animals can be seen enjoying the chaos, showing that after humans are gone there will be a resurgence of wildlife.

Pizza Eagle

Pizza Eagle

Pizza Eagle, 2017

Size: 18inx24in

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

Pizza Eagle brings together two symbols of America, our national bird and one of our nation's adopted favorite foods. The combination of the two images signifies human impact on animals, as pizza is an unnatural element in the natural world. Animals are forced to live with the decisions made by our capitalist society without a say in the harmful practices.

Newsweek Cover

Newsweek Cover

We were asked to create a collage for Newsweek Japan’s June 2017 issue about how to pick the best airline. The piece combines all the unfortunate incidents that happened on several flights. Animals take the place of people and act out all the bad behavior that can occur on a plane.

Vacation Wasteland, Bear

Vacation Wasteland, Bear

Vacation Wasteland, Bear (1 of 3), 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The Vacation Wasteland series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

Vacation Wasteland, Condor

Vacation Wasteland, Condor

Vacation Wasteland, Condor (2 of 3), 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The Vacation Wasteland series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

Vacation Wasteland, Cougar

Vacation Wasteland, Cougar

Vacation Wasteland, Cougar (3 of 3), 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The Vacation Wasteland series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

Vacation Wasteland

Vacation Wasteland

Vacation Wasteland, 2017

Size: 4ftx9ft (Triptych)

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The Vacation Wasteland series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

BPAradise, Sea Lion

BPAradise, Sea Lion

BPAradise, Sea Lion (1 of 3), 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The BPAradise series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

BPAradise, Pelican

BPAradise, Pelican

BPAradise, Pelican (2 of 3), 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The BPAradise series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

BPAradise, Elephant Seal

BPAradise, Elephant Seal

BPAradise, Elephant Seal (3 of 3), 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The BPAradise series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

BPAradise

BPAradise

BPAradise, 2017

Size: 4ftx12ft (Triptych)

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The BPAradise series imagines the future of California wildlife in the face of rising ocean levels and megadrought projected to grip the west in the coming decades. Despite a bleak outlook for the future of humanity, the collages pose a hopeful vision that animals will once again thrive in a world without humans. In these post apocalyptic scenes, the animals of California have adapted to living in the damaged environment. They interact with the discarded and abandoned remains of civilization while surviving on junk food and making their habitats in trash. Although the animals continue to deal with the man-made environmental fall-out, they enjoy their newfound freedom and are happy to make use of our abandoned consumer goods.

Lafayette Reservoir

Lafayette Reservoir

Lafayette Reservoir, 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

This landscape is a donation to California's Lafayette Reservoir for the public to enjoy. We have spent countless hours enjoying the reservoir's amenities and wanted to show our appreciation for and enchantment with one of the Bay Area's gems. The piece celebrates the natural beauty of the park and it's role as a vital habitat for local wildlife. Our hope is to promote the reservoir's preservation for these animals and for future generations to enjoy.

Raccoon Dunes

Raccoon Dunes

Raccoon Dunes (diptych), 2017

Size: 6ftx3ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

Raccoon Dunes images the California desert in the future after the megadroughts have wiped out humanity and changed the landscape into a harsh wasteland. The piece envisions that the animals will enjoy their freedom after the collapse of humanity and make use of our crumbled infrastructure and all the goods left behind. The raccoons have hijacked a monster truck and careen down the dunes jumping over the wreckage of planes and automobiles. They've created a game of throwing water balloons filled with polluted water at ground squirrels. 

Commissioned Work

Commissioned Work

MEGABASS, 2017

Size: 3ftx4ft

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

Collaboration with one of the best fishing lure companies MEGABASS. As artists and craftspersons we value the time and skill it takes to create something beautiful. Each lure Megabass produces honors the belief that great art deserves great respect: Each product is a painstaking marriage of handmade form and technological innovation. Megabass strives to capture the same care, quality, and attention to detail embodied by the handmade tradition. In a modern age dominated by CAD and mass production, every Megabass lure is based on a hand-carved designer/CEO Yuki Ito original.

NYC Apocalypse Past

NYC Apocalypse Past

NYC Apocalypse, Past (1 of 3), 2016

Size: 15inx48in

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The New York Apocalypse series depicts three the past, present, and future of New York after rising ocean levels sweep through the city. The past scene shows what will get carried away with the torrent of water coursing through the streets. After the flood waters subside the animals take over the city causing mayhem. In the future, after hundreds of years without human intervention the cityscape is consumed by nature, plants take cover over the building facades and animals run freely through the forest. 

NYC Apocalypse Present

NYC Apocalypse Present

NYC Apocalypse, Present (2 of 3), 2016

Size: 15inx48in

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The New York Apocalypse series depicts three the past, present, and future of New York after rising ocean levels sweep through the city. The past scene shows what will get carried away with the torrent of water coursing through the streets. After the flood waters subside the animals take over the city causing mayhem. In the future, after hundreds of years without human intervention the cityscape is consumed by nature, plants take cover over the building facades and animals run freely through the forest. 

NYC Apocalypse Present

NYC Apocalypse Present

NYC Apocalypse, Present (2 of 3), 2016

Size: 15inx48in

Medium: Cut paper and gel topcoat on wood panel

The New York Apocalypse series depicts three the past, present, and future of New York after rising ocean levels sweep through the city. The past scene shows what will get carried away with the torrent of water coursing through the streets. After the flood waters subside the animals take over the city causing mayhem. In the future, after hundreds of years without human intervention the cityscape is consumed by nature, plants take cover over the building facades and animals run freely through the forest.