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  • Ancestral Prototype

    Ancestral Prototype

    The first in a series to connect the human form with the digital environment

  • the infinite in finite

    the infinite in finite

    Origami is a means of discovering woven abstracted mathematics, which divide a square into finite polygonal arrangements that make it easy to represent mathematical theorem.

  • Reincarnated

    Reincarnated

    A meditation on rebirth.

  • Zhuangzhi's Dream

    Zhuangzhi's Dream

    Zhuangzhi was a monk whom awoke from a dream and was unsure to as whether he was a man whom dreamed he were a butterfly, or now a butterfly dreaming himself to be a man

  • Reincarnation

    Reincarnation

    A meditation on rebirth

  • Halucidation 2014

    Halucidation 2014

    Jake Eidem and I collaborated on this Label for Lucid Brewing

  • Reincarnate

    Reincarnate

    A meditation on rebirth.

  • Halucidation; Lucid Brewing Label

    Halucidation; Lucid Brewing Label

    Jake Eidem and I collaborated on the label for this unique Belgian Farmhouse ale/wine hybrid.

  • Translation

    Translation

    A 3d printed abstract painting translation.

  • Mural: Harriet Brewing

    Mural: Harriet Brewing

    Tyler Hawkinson and I designed this mural which was painted live during a beerfest by ourselves alongside Phong Nguyen and Jake Eidem at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis, MN

  • Myoe Dreams of Zhuangzhi

    Myoe Dreams of Zhuangzhi

    Myoe Dreams of Zhuangzhi is a further meditation on dreams and their relation to reality.

  • Logo: Lyndale Tobacco

    Logo: Lyndale Tobacco

    I designed the Lyndale Tobacco logo to reflect the interior and exterior murals we painted on the store.

     

  • Zhuangzhi Dreams of a Fungus

    Zhuangzhi Dreams of a Fungus

    A further meditation on dreams and their interconnected reality.

  • Mural: Lyndale Tobacco Exterior

    Mural: Lyndale Tobacco Exterior

    This exterior mural painted by Jake Eidem, Katie Hill, Tyler Hawkinson and myself was designed to reflect the interior mural and the store's new identity branding.

  • Newton's Garden

    Newton's Garden

    Newton's Garden is a musing on the similarities of Newton's Laws of Motion and the eastern conceptualization of Karma.

  • Mural: CMPS community project

    Mural: CMPS community project

    The lino lake elementary community problem solving team had a big problem on their hands and contacted us for the solution.

  • POV: Escape

    POV: Escape

    The POV series is inspired by the subject of point of view and how one frames the world.

  • Mural: Lyndale Tobacco

    Mural: Lyndale Tobacco

    Jake Eidem, Katie Hill and I painted this mural located in the heart of uptown at Lyndale Tobacco.

  • POV: Kaleidascape

    POV: Kaleidascape

    The POV series is inspired by the subject of point of view and how one frames the world.

  • Apparel: Plunderfest

    Apparel: Plunderfest

    I was hired by Plunderfest to design T-shirts for the festival and bandanas for the masked skulls fire collective.

  • POV: Inscape

    POV: Inscape

    The POV series is inspired by the subject of point of view and how one frames the world.

  • Poster: Prayer Pearl

    Poster: Prayer Pearl

    When Amy Tsujimato, the wife of my Sensei Brian Victoria, asked me for help on the behalf of Japan I immediately obliged and went searching for inspiration in some of the most unlikely places.

  • POV: Cloudscape

    POV: Cloudscape

    The POV series is inspired by the subject of point of view and how one frames the world.

  • Logo: Rootnote Music

    Logo: Rootnote Music

    Rootnote Music is a business that sells music equipment and offers instrumental lessons. This Logo was a commission completed between Jake Eidem and I.

  • Oppenheimer's Garden

    Oppenheimer's Garden

    A large scale installation at the Gamut Gallery for the Liminal Cognition Exhibition.

  • Logo: MISC

    Logo: MISC

    MISC is an artist collective which I am a co-founder of.

  • Darwin's Garden

    Darwin's Garden

    A study on evolution utilizing natural found materials and origami folded mushrooms.

  • Logo: condensedcloud

    Logo: condensedcloud

    I designed my own brand's logo and business cards.

  • Mitospore Series

    Mitospore Series

    A mitospore is a fungal spore reproduced asexually through the process of mitosis, which is wherein one cell gives rise to two genetically identical cells, thus distributing chromosomes that carry the genetic mapping of the original cell.

  • Apparel: That's it Graphics

    Apparel: That's it Graphics

    I submitted this t-shirt design to a competition hosted by That's it Graphics and won.

  • MICROSMOSIS/MACROSMOSIS

    MICROSMOSIS/MACROSMOSIS

    Microsmosis and Macrosmosis, two separate collaborations between Katie Hill, Jake Eidem and I, were designed to juxtapose the nature of the Micro and the Macro.

  • Mural: STEM School

    Mural: STEM School

    44'x14' mural at Lino Lakes Elementary STEM school (science/technology/engineering/math) Painted with Jake Eidem

  • Fibonacci's Garden

    Fibonacci's Garden

    Fibonacci's logarithmic spiral, otherwise known as the golden spiral for its relationship to the golden ratio phi φ, is a sacred geometry map for which the cosmos builds upon.

  • Mural: Rootnote Music

    Mural: Rootnote Music

    Mural painted by Mandi Bettenhausen, Jake Eidem, Tyler Hawkinson, Katie Hill, Meaghan Sweeney, and myself.

  • Albert's Garden

    Albert's Garden

    Albert Einstein's infamous theory of relativity, E = mc2, gave the radical notion that mass and energy were inter-related with the speed of light.

  • Apparel: Wuestside

    Apparel: Wuestside

    I designed this shirt for my family reunion.

  • Incarnation Series

    Incarnation Series

    A study on impermanence, rebirth, and divination.

  • FaceForward

    FaceForward

    FaceForward is a Minnesota based performance artist's collective that I participate in.

  • Heisenberg's Garden

    Heisenberg's Garden

    This piece presents mushrooms chaotically spread over a hyperbolic paraboloid scientific structure, offering a statement on nature’s power to overcome the structures that we try to impose upon it.

  • P.O.S. weird friends music video

    P.O.S. weird friends music video

    Tyler Hawkinson, Jake Eidem, Katie Hill, and I did the body painting (and a bit a dancing) for this P.O.S. music video
  • Dominos

    Dominos

    Dominos is an ink painting series which began my investigation to the interdependent nature of chaos.

  • Energy Balloon

    Energy Balloon

    Gathering groups of people in various locations I utilized the energetic art Qi Gong to create energy sculptures.

  • Enso It Begins

    Enso It Begins

    Behind the Reflection; Zen in Retrospective

  • Dominos; LIVE

    Dominos; LIVE

    I was asked to come out for live art demonstrations during various live electronic events around the Twin Cities, which I took as an opportune time to continue investigating chaos.

  • Juicy Zen

    Juicy Zen

    This Sumi-E Zen painting series is based upon a juicy Koan that reveals there is treasure to be found in every moment, no matter how perilous or mundane a situation may be.

  • Chimen's Heart

    Chimen's Heart

    During the exhibition Belles Lettres the Altered Esthetics Gallery, I did a live performance and installation shedding light onto the nature of language, enlightenment, and emptiness.

  • The Big Bang

    The Big Bang

    During independence day I dipped fireworks into paint and placed them upon photographs in my investigation of how free we really were.

  • Vincent Van Gone, The After Gogh

    Vincent Van Gone, The After Gogh

    Placing a group of artists into an environment, their only instruction was to GO! This is Vincent Van Gogh experiencing the after life in Vincent Van Gone, The After Gogh.

  • Orgone

    Orgone

    Orgone generators harness the power of crystals for practical purposes.

  • Monarch Festival

    Monarch Festival

    During the Minnesota monarch festival, I was in charge of a group installation performance.

  • Does a Dog Mu?

    Does a Dog Mu?

    In this Zen Koan a monk asks Chao-Chou, "Does a dog have Buddha nature?"
    and Chao Chao replied "Mu"
    Which means no, nothing or emptiness.
  • Toffler

    Toffler

    Multiple Intelligence Single Cognition painted and produced Toffler’s music video Shank Her.

  • Paper Phoenix

    Paper Phoenix

    Presented is a folded paper project capturing the essence of erasure, deconstruction and rebirth.

  • Nimbus

    Nimbus

    I took a stab at making a comic book that attempts to take an easier approach towards a more comprehensive understanding of a number of the concepts I engage in my art making.

  • For Christ's Sake

    For Christ's Sake

    A sculptural beverage coaster conceptually based on a zen koan, crafted with cast resin and a broken sake glass.

  • Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle

    The Tibetan healing fund and the Drepung Monestary asked for help and selected artists responded by creating pages of a colouring book.

  • Shambhavi

    Shambhavi

    This is a screen print designed to be used as a meditation aid. The colors are chosen as a 3d throwback and to send vibrations through the eye and oscillations in the brain.

  • The Shadowless Man

    The Shadowless Man

    Peter Schlemihl, as originally written by Adelbert Chamisso, is a story about a man whom comes to learn to revere ones shadow more than gold. Here is my interpretation.

  • Indra's Net

    Indra's Net

    Indra's net is a Buddhist concept used to illustrate the nature of emptiness, interconnectedness and the cosmos.

  • Revolutions Mandala

    Revolutions Mandala

    While studying in a monastery in Japan I became fascinated with an esoteric form of tantric Buddhism called Shingon.

  • Samsara

    Samsara

    Samsara is defined as the continually recycled flow of life and death, Samsara is karmic consumption.

  • Kundalini

    Kundalini

    A limited run artist book inspired by the kundalini serpentine energy coil.

  • You Make My Heart Flutter

    You Make My Heart Flutter

    You Make My Heart Flutter, was designed to convey the sense of how it feels receiving a letter from someone you love. A simple piece of written paper can really mean the world to a recipient.