Chris Dyer's Creative Friends
By Chris Dyer
Chris Dyer's Creative FriendsNov 30, 2023
#83 - Damon Soule (Psychedelic Artist)
Get ready for a playful and curiously philosophical ride with Chris and his artist friend Damon Soule!
The two discuss living off grid, chickens, creative inspirations, the human process, making an effecting upon others, toroidal fields, energetics, natural law, divineness, universal origins, religion constructs, Damon’s role in The Furtherrr Collective and what it means to be a creative.
About the Artist:
Soule’s work is highly complex and imaginative in both practice and concept. Fueled by his inherent investigative and obsessive curiosity, he employs an array of scientific and artistic systems to create his paintings including polarity, abstraction, alchemy, geometry, quantum physics, surrealism, molecular biology, meta physics, ancient symbolism, cosmology, Buddhism, sci-fi fantasy, cyber- infrastructures, the global, digital subatomic and infinitely vast multiverses we may find ourselves in at any given moment.
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#84 - Karma Glass (Glass Blower)
Chris sits down with artist friend Karma Glass to talk about blowing glass, the industry, Asheville, hip hop, spirituality, what cannabis legalization has meant for glass artists, why he loves rainbows, his creative craft and his inspiration. Stick around long enough and you may even get to hear some pretty wild stories laced with some heartfelt wisdom.
About the Artist:
Kevin has been making borosilicate glass art since 2010 & has a deep passion for bringing forth functional glass art pieces to act as totems on the daily during one's smoking rituals. He currently is creating in a color pattern he lovingly calls the Karma Stack, which is a transparent rainbow pattern he is best known for. Most of his art these days is collaborative with other glass artist around the country. Kevin travels when he can to manifest art for the people. All of his art is infused with consciousness, Hip Hop, messages of a higher vibration. He is always looking to spread love and unity!
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#82 -Brian Chambers (Gallerist & Curator)
Get your eyes and ears ready for a lesson in Psychedelic Art History!
Chris sits down with “The Chambers Project” gallery owner, Brian Chambers, to pick his brain about his passion for psychedelic art, how he became immersed in the culture, his art collection, projects, exhibitions, favorite artists and why this branch of art and collaboration is so important.
About The Chambers Project:
The Chambers Project is the world’s leading psychedelic art gallery representing the most influential contemporary artists in psychedelic culture, holding long standing relationships with the likes of Ralph Steadman, Roger Dean, the Rick Griffin Estate, Oliver Vernon, Mars 1 and many more!
Instagram - the_chambers_project
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thechambersproject
#81 - Ashely Josephine Foreman (Visionary Tattoo Artist)
Chris sits down with long-time artist friend, Ashely Josephine Foreman. Ashely is a visionary tattoo artist and member of the Cherokee Nation Oklahoma.
The two chat about their personal experiences integrating with the visionary arts scene, the art of tattooing, ancestral trauma, our healing paths and the medicine we bring back from our experiences to share with the collective.
From the Artist:
"My intention for my work, beyond personal healing, is to reflect a simple Truth -- That the Universe is made of a profound Love beyond human categories, and that inter-collectively, we are One Being, One Consciousness.”
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#80 - The Polish Ambassador (Music Producer)
In this episode Chris meets with the World's Funkiest Diplomat, "The Polish Ambassador" aka David Sugalski! The two sit down in his California livingroom and talk about community living, permaculture, digital work balance, exploration living, activism, musical tastes & inspiration, how The Polish Ambassador came to be and much, much more! About the Artist: Musician. Producer. Beatsmith. Recording artist. Composer. Dance-floor general. Label-head. A mystery man of many hats, The Polish Ambassador rocks more than just a trademark jumpsuit, authoring sublime, intentional artistic works, animated safaris in technicolor sound. Website: - https://thepolishambassador.com Streaming: - https://thepolishambassador.bandcamp.com - https://spotify.link/np3QcxiYBDb - https://soundcloud.com/thepolishambassador - YouTube: @thepolishambassador Social Media: - IG: @thepolishambassador - FB: https://www.facebook.com/thepolishambassador
#79 - Jimbo Phillips (Skate Artist)
Chris sits down with legendary skate artist, Jimbo Phillips! These two skater dudes talk about Santa Cruz (the place and the brand!), the importance of skate art, what is offers, its messages and meanings, brains, skulls, bulging eyeballs, the impact of the Phillips’ family legacy upon Dyer, artistic styles, and much more!
About the Artist:
Jimbo Phillips, an artist from Santa Cruz, California was born and raised in the art world. His father, Jim Phillips, designed all the artwork for Santa Cruz Skateboards in the 70’s and 80’s and was the creator of the iconic “Screaming Hand” logo. At an early age Jimbo Phillips began working for his father doing graphics for the skateboard industry, creating eye-popping artwork for t-shirt designs, decals, magazine ads, and skateboards.
In the early 90s Jimbo started his own graphic art business continuing to work for skateboard companies as well as other major brands such as Toyota, Nike, Snickers and Volcom.
#78 - Killer Acid (Psychedelic Pop Artist)
Fellow psychonauts Chris and Rob Corradetti sit down in the Killer Acid studio and banter over some cans of Psychedelic Bug Juice. The two talk about Rob’s colorful background, fear, energy, microdosing, design, starting and running a successful clothing and goods brand, his wide ranging artistic stye and inspiration, moon craters, making NFTs, patience, wisdom and life before social media.
About the Artist:
Killer Acid represents the psychedelic work of artist Rob Corradetti, who has been actively making art and creating products for over 25 years. Located in Santa Cruz, CA, the brand specializes in screen prints, T-shirts, and a myriad of mysterious, humorous, and highly-detailed psychedelic ephemera. Originally launched in 2010, the style is a blend of head shop and punk rock, hearkening back to his tumultuous and technicolor coming-of-age in New York City.
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#77 - Blake Foster (Visionary Artist)
Chris sits down in the cozy Santa Cruz studio of fellow visionary artist friend, Blake Foster!
The two chat about San Francisco, CoSM, MAPS, street art, graffiti, Blake's medicine path and artistic journey, his schooling, the interdimensional inspiration behind his work and much more!
About the Artist:
Blake Foster has been developing his stylistic vision for the past two decades; emerging from roots in graffiti, completing a certificate program in visual FX for film with a focus in digital sculpting, and exploring the healing potential of entheogens, nature, and the all mighty paint brush.
Today he spends much of his time transforming canvas into a window of the mind’s eye. Blake’s artwork aspires to bridge the inner metaphysical realms with the outer natural world. By juxtaposing micro and macro structures of the cosmos his work attempts to reveal the universal patterns and building blocks of our perceived reality. Drawing from dream-like states of consciousness and a limitless imagination, his brush strokes channel spiritual experiences with the divine.
#76 - Patty Davis (Psychic Healer)
Chris sits down with Psychic, Medium and Artist friend, Patty Davis during the “Align and Shine” healing retreat in Northern California. The two explore our innate gifts as humans, including but not limited to: psychic abilities, intuition, energetics, telepathy, clairvoyance, auric fields, healing modalities (such as sound healing, breath work, hypnosis and artistic expression), art portals and the powerful etheric phenomena they facilitate to creators and viewers.
About the artist:
Patty is a psychic, medium, intuitive teacher, healer, spiritual podcaster, spellcrafter, Aromatherapist, author and Heart Math Coach in Humboldt, CA. Through her work she offers encouragement, tools, insight, and healing modalities.
She believes artistic expression to be an intimate and important healing and activating practice, describing her own passion for painting as one of the purest forms of flow state and alignment.
Spirit Speakers Podcast
Book: “It’s Too Much”
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#75 - Ron English (Pop Surrealist Street Artist)
In this episode, Chris joins Legendary Street Pop Surrealist painter Ron English at his “PopMart” in Upstate New York! These two toy-loving friends discuss the real genius behind Van Gough, how artists “blow up”, street art, Ron's thought provoking body of work, his extensive oil painting process, vinyl toys, sculptures, books, creating controversial artwork, staying true to your self expression, AI, his NFT crypto club and much more!
About the artist:
Ron is a major player in the Pop Surrealism movement. Having painted over 1,000 renegade billboards in his lifetime he continues to challenge the ethics and paradoxes of numerous corporations, media and politicians through his paintings and vinyl toys.
#74 - Jen Ingram (Visionary Art Curator)
Chris sits down at CoSM with long time friend, art curator, art manager, event producer and artist advocate, Jen Ingram.
They discuss Jen’s various contributions to the visionary community for more than 20 years, the various platforms she creates to support artists, what the growing mainstream acceptance of entheogens means for the visionary art movement, the importance of professionalism, entering the mainstream world of art, visionary contributing founders, styles, history and much more!
#73 - Elisa Rose Mountain (Psychedelic Tattoo Artist)
Chris sits down with tattoo artist friend Elisa Rose Mountain to discuss Grateful Dead culture, her tattooing career, artistic side hustles and projects, the various art styles they’ve both experimented with, Elisa’s healing modalities and spiritual path, her journeys to the south for purging, the importance of observing societal events with compassion and the potential impacts of AI and EMF on future generations.
#72 - Max Paularena (Visionary Artist)
In this playful episode from a recent visit to Denver, Colorado, Chris sits down with his dear friend Max Paularena who is a Visionary Artist and shamanic practitioner. In this talk they discuss their latino heritage, the importance of having an art community, sacred plant medicines (Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, cacti and Kambo) and the healing roles they play. They also discuss their time spent in the Jungle, what it means to be shamanic, the ethics of navigating power, Mexican traditions, Max’s art career, his own healing journey, transgenderism and the spectrum of gender.
#71 - Christopher Morphis. (Visionary Artist)
Chris Dyer sits down with fellow artist Chris Morphis at Sol Fest to discuss his process and experience of becoming a renegade artist.
They recount their meeting in 2012, delve into festival culture, what it offers to society, the wealth of knowledge through networking and workshops that have been made available, Morphis' career of becoming a successful artist, his approach to business, tips for up-and-coming- artists, and how he's been able to integrate his art into various music scenes.
#70 - Random Rab (Music Producer)
Chris sits down in his library with music producer friend, Random Rab during his tour through St. Petersburg, Florida. These two talk about archeology, ancient cultures, pyramids, plant medicines, psychadelics, creative passion, the profound healing found through music, the connection between music and visual art and the developing relationship between artists and AI and what that means moving forward.
#69 - Michael Ien Cohen (Filmmaker)
Chris and film director friend, Michael Ien Cohen, sit down for an in-depth conversation about his uplifting documentary “Humanity Stoked” featuring awesome people like Tony Hawk, Bam Margera, Tony Alva, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Nyjah Houston, Lissie Armanto, Chad Muska, Shepard Fairey, Rob Machado, etc.
Michael shares what inspired him to create; the beauty and healing that lies within overcoming fears that humans of all backgrounds and traumas face. Healing fear and instilling inspiration in our youth is the driving purpose of his non-profit organization, What Stops You.
Shout out to Ben Zion Jackson for his Cinematography!
#68 - Satsang (Musician)
Put on your sunscreen, grab your favorite beverage and pull up a chair for this sunshine filled and fearlessly raw conversation.
In this 68th episode, Chris sits down with musical artist Satsang (aka Drew McManus) to discuss music, tour life, skateboarding, vulnerable masculinity, plant medicines, callout culture, jiu jitsu, and life’s many lessons and purposes.
::: Discover More :::
- Website: www.satsangmovement.com
- YouTube: @SatsangMT
- IG: @satsang
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#67 - Sebastian Coolidge (Street Artist)
This one's gonna be fun! In this 67th episode, Chris Dyer sits down with the hilarious Tampa Bay artist Sebastian Coolidge! Sebastian shares with us his personal account of being an artist, muralist, sculptor, inventor, fashion designer, family man and squirrel daddy.
#66- Max Igan (Researcher)
Hold onto your butts and bring your open minds; In this 66th episode, Chris Dyer sits down on the lively streets of Acapulco, Mexico with Australian activist Max Igan.
Chris asks what some might perceive as “uncomfortable” or “unacceptable” questions regarding the events of the past three years and the current state of the World. Max shares his personal accounts, alternative viewpoints and ideas for healing and resolution to the controlled narrative that we, the Collective, have been given.
#65 - PaleHorse (Spiritual Designer and Muralist)
Get ready for a spiritually deep and artistically rich conversation! In this 65th episode, Chris Dyer meets up with local St. Pete visual artist friend, Palehorse (aka Chris Parks)!
Palehorse shares with you his artistic and spiritual journeys, inspirations and wisdom. He also shares about his clothing brand, NFT collection and mural work, as well as his plant medicine journey and vision for a brighter future.
#64 - Josie Dyer (Mother)
In the 64th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in Peru to visit his parents on their farm. He sits down in their living room to have a conversation with his mother Josie Dyer!
In this episode, Chris and his Mom talk about what its like living in Peru, along with the food, culture, and other great things it has to offer. They also talk about how Chris's parents met and what Chris was like as a child, as well as some of Josie's favorite books!
#63 - Carrie Ann Baade (Low Brow Visionary Artist and Professor)
In the 63rd episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in Tallahassee, Florida to join his friend, Carrie Ann Baade at her beautiful home! Carrie Ann is a very unique oil painter, as well as a Professor at USF! In this episode, Chris and Carrie talk about topics such as: the 2022 Art Basel in Miami, her recently published book and the work that went into it, the difference in teaching vs. learning art, as well as how she creates her art and the motivation behind it.
#62 - Claudia Labianca (Street Artist)
In the 62nd episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in Miami, Florida on an Art Week run, and joins his artist friend Claudia Labianca in her home studio for a good conversation!
Claudia is both a muralist, fashion designer, film director, single mom and bad ass lady!
In this episode, Chris and Claudia talk about topics such as: Claudia's experience moving to a new country, getting early to Wynwood, the inspirations for her art, the motivation behind her boss ladies, Claudia's time at Burning Man, and much more!
#61 - Kris Markovich (Pro Skater and Artist)
In the 61st episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in his new hometown St. Petersburg, FL and joins Kris Markovich for a studio visit and skate sesh!
Kris is a legendary Pro Skater and also a soulful painter! In this episode, Chris and Kris talk about topics such as: being a professional skateboarder, the transition from being a full time skater to being a full time artist, the hurdles of combining both skating and art, and much more!
#60 - Ania Amador (Visionary Artist)
In the 60th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in Live Oak, Florida for Hulaween 2022! While painting a big mural for the festival, Chris sits down with his good friend Ania Amador, who was running the "Mural maze"!
Ania is a well known live painter, muralist, art director, workshop teacher, etc.
In this episode, Chris and Ania talk about: The Mural Maze project, art culture in Florida, self love and mindfulness, live painting at concerts, collaborations with other artists and more!
#59 - Rime (Street Artist)
In the 59th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in St. Petersburg, Florida and met with his artist friend, RIME!
Joe is a legendary graffiti and street artist currently travelling the States in an RV!
In this episode, Chris and Rime sit down and talk about: Rime's experiences with plant medicines, how he spent his lockdown in Paris, doing DMT in catacombs, his time living on a farm raising a duck, the nature of reality, finding home on the road, and much more!
#58 - Lindz n Lamb (Muralists)
In the 58th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in Denver, CO to visit his friends, Lindz n Lamb.
In this episode, Chris, Johnathan, and Lindsey discuss topics such as: their artistic roots, the current artistic market in major cities, their art collective and studio, duality in art, and more!
#57 - Emily Kell (Visionary Artist)
In the 57th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris is in Boulder, CO to visit his friend, Emily Kell.
In this episode, Chris and Emily discuss topics such as: Art school vs art workshops, Emily's paintings and the subject of her art, meditation, modern witchery and what's next in Emily's career!
56 - Chor Boogie (Street Artist and Iboga Facilitator)
In the 56th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris runs into his old friend Chor Boogie while he is searching for a place to live in Florida.
They sit down at Chor's AirBnb and have a powerful conversations!
In this episode, Chris and Chor talk about: Chor's art and his process, his view on the aerosol art community, Chor's art style and group - Modern Heiroglyphics, and Chor's view on spirituality, his path as an Iboga facilitator and the future of the universe.
#55 - Phil Lewis (visionary Artist and Entrepreneur)
In the 55th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris goes to Boulder, Colorado to visit his visionary artist and entrepreneur friend, Phil Lewis!
Chris and Phil talk about: Phil's time as a wakeboarder, his time as a musician, Phil's process that he uses to create his art, his favorite pieces to sell in his shop, and how he makes them!
#54 - Roman Villagrana (Visionary Artist)
In the 54th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris goes to Ukiah, California to visit his visionary artist friend, Roman Villagrana!
In this episode, Roman and Chris talk about topics such as: the cannabis industry and its ties to the art community, the start of the visionary art movement, Roman's group Tribe 13 and the Interdimensional Art Shows that they host, and their love for art.
#53 - Case Parks (Energy Worker and Vlogger)
In the 53rd episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his visionary friend Case Parks in Fort Collins, Colorado!
In this episode Chris and Case talk about topics including: Case's years as a golfer, products that Case has invented, healing sessions, and the Mandela Effect.
#52 - Kris Davidson (Visionary Tattoo Artist)
In the 52nd episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his visionary artist friend Kris Davidson in Fort Collins, Colorado!
In this episode, Kris and Chris talk about spiritual energies, Kris's career as an artist, how his style has progressed through the years, and how he learned to detach himself from his work in order to make progress.
#51 - Krystle Smith (Visionary Artist)
In the 51th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his visionary artist friend Krystle Smith in Boulder, Colorado!
In this episode, Chris and Krystle talk about a variety of subjects including: how they met each other, past festivals that they have live-painted at, Krystle's history with sacred geometry, art business and some of the collaborations that she is working on!
#50 - Daniel Pinchbeck (Writter)
In the 50th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his legendary writer friend Daniel Pinchbeck at Chris's home in Denver, Colorado!
They talk about some of the books that Daniel has written and talk about the story that they are writing together for Chris's NFT project, the Galaktic Gang! They go on to talk about cryptocurrency, NFTs, the Web3 space and what it takes to be a legitimate currency. They go on to discuss their views on the future of the planet and what humanity can do to extend our time here on Mother Earth. Daniel also shares his views on aliens and life in outer space.
#49 - John Gay (Visionary Artist)
In the 49th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his friend John Gay at his home in Denver, Colorado! They sit down and have conversations with topics including how they met, going to festivals, and John's transition from living in a small town to moving to Atlanta.
Watch to the end to hear John talk about aliens! Blessings!
#48 - Amanda Sage (Visionary Artist)
In the 48th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his artist friend Amanda Sage at her childhood home in Boulder, Colorado During their chat they talk about topics such as Amanda's time as a young artist, travelling the world, and becoming a young apprentice to a prolific artist. Later in the conversation, Chris and Amanda discuss topics like spirituality, success, and how they first met!
Listen to the end to hear Amanda talk about her future plans in her career! Blessings!
#47 - Isabel Mariposa Galactica (Visionary Artist)
In the 47th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his artist friend Isabel Galactica in her home in Kauai, Hawaii! During their chat they talk about topics ranging from traveling to different countries, to psychedelics and the spirituality around them. Isabel explains how visionary art is becoming more normalized and how her art is becoming more popular because of it. She also talks about balance in her art as well as her lifestyle. Listen to the end to hear what she has planned for the future!
46 - Illuminati Congo (Hip Hop Musician)
In the 46th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his good friend Illuminati Congo! Congo in a conscious Hiphop Rapper from Chicago.
During their conversations they discuss topics such as NFTs, Cryptocurrency, spirituality, and more! Illuminati Congo also goes on to talk about his rap career and how it has brought him many great opportunities. Listen to the end to hear about Illuminati Congo's view on love and the healing energy that can come from it.
#45 - Stella Strzyzowska (Visionary Artist)
In the 45th episode of Chris Dyer's Creative Friends, Chris sits down with his friend Stella Strzyzowska in her home in Miami, Florida! During their chat they talk about topics ranging from overcoming bad habits to various psychedelic stories. Stella explains how tripping on LSD has changed her life and how she mixes it with yoga and other healthy and beneficial practices to better her life. She also talks about how her art career has taken off during the pandemic. Listen to the end to hear what she has planned for the future!
#44 - Maysr (DJ n Birth Feeder)
In this weeks episode, Chris visits his old friend Maysr! Maysr is a street artist, DJ, bird feeder, and all around interesting guy!
We take a peek into Maysr's home, where he talks about his time as a young man learning about rastafarianism. He goes on to talk about how hip hop and reggae shaped his art style back when he was first starting out. Listen to the end to hear how Maysr likes to spend his time when he is not making art or music!
I hope you enjoy our conversation!
#43 - Peru Dyer (Street Artist)
In this episode, Chris sits down with his blood brother, Peru Dyer! He is most known for his graffiti and mural works. He is a great artist as well as a great father, husband, and skateboarder!
In this episode, Chris and Peru take a quick ride over to the longest mural Peru has painted and maybe even longest in all of Canada! Listen to Peru talk about his first time doing graffiti, as well as what is was like growing up as an artist. Chris and Peru also discuss what inspires them and motivates them to keep painting. They also discuss where art has taken them and the various clients they have gotten to work with as well. Blessings!
#42 - Monk-e (Street Artist and HipHop Musician)
In the 42nd episode of the podcast, Chris sits down with his long-time Montreal street artist friend, Monk-e!
Monk-e is known for his work in various countries such as Uganda, France, and all over Africa. His passions range from murals and graffiti to rapping and producing music around the world.
Chris and Monke talk about topics like clothing design, old collaborations together, the shutdown during the pandemic, his collaboration exhibion with Dali,etc. Monke also fills us in on how he overcomes the struggles he faces being an artist and uses those struggles to become a better person.
#41 - Katie Paglialunga (Psychedelic Artist and Teacher)
For the 41st episode of the Podcast Chris travels to Montreal, Quebec to visit his friend Katie Pag. Katie is an artist of many different mediums, including painting, sewing, collage-work, and more!
In this episode, they talk about life in Montreal and their experiences in the city, as well as their experiences as artists. Katie tells us about her favorite mediums to use when making art and her journey with experimenting with new forms.
Katie goes on to tell us about her inspirations in life and how she views the duality of life and art. Later, Chris and Katie touch on clown college and how they cheer themselves up when they are feeling sad or anxious.
Watch 'til the end and listen to Katie's experiences being in a polyamorous relationship and how she plans on single-handedly saving the world!
#40- Mark Henson (Visionary Artist)
In this 40th episode of the podcast Chris travels to Northern California to interview his friend Mark Henson. Mark is a legendary visionary art painter.
They talk about Northern California, Clear Lake, volcanoes, living in Santa Cruz, his house in Costa Rica, wildfires, firefighting techniques, how they met at Harmony Festival in 2006, going to Miami Art Basel together in 2011, Chris' Ukiah Gallery solo show, their travels together to Brazil, Mark's origins in Sacramento, California, learning to make art, going to art school, recovering original artworks, moving to Isla Vista, California, hippie life, living in Indonesia and hiring local artists, visiting East Timor, making woodcuts and bronze art pieces, staging One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and doing LSD with Ken Kesey, the psychedelic scene, the end of festivals, early web pages, the San Francisco Visionary Arts Club, getting help from his wife, evolving business and creating consciousness.
#39 - Banjo (Glassblower)
In this 39th episode of the podcast Chris travels to Eugene, Oregon to visit his friend Banjo. Banjo is a legendary glass blowing artist. They talk about his house outside Eugene, Oregon, how they met online arranging art for a show at the Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles with Alex and Allyson Grey and Amanda Sage, Greg Escalante, skateboarding and glass art cultures, bluegrass music, David Grisman, building and playing banjos, studying sculpting, leaving college, Rainbow Gatherings, festival culture, Gatherings vs festivals, discovering glass art, dab rigs, Marcel Braun, the business of making pipes, developing the high-end glass pipe industry, vanity and status-symbols, the Bahai religion, dealing with fame and challenges, spiritual injections via glass smoking, Banjo's philanthropic projects, helping the world with love, facing trauma, social divisions, v questions, waiting for aliens or being aliens, Order 66, left vs right and accepting everyone.
#38- Marcel Braun (Glassblower)
In this 38th episode of the Podcast Chris travels to Eugene, Oregon to visit his friend Marcel Braun. Braun is a glass artist and leader of the Starship Collective.
They talk about Chris' mural for the Starship Collective, Oregon, cannabis legalisation, puffin', the Merry Pranksters farm, how they met via Oak Locoboro and Jon Ohia, Project 33, the Glass Coin Project, supporting the community and discovering new processes, how Marcel moved to Oregon and became interested in counter-cultures, learning by remaking classics, using Borosilicate for durability, his machines such as his Glory hole and his torch, spreading knowledge with volunteers, Fern Gully's Hexis, the Eugene, Oregon glass-blowing community, apprentices and interns and serving projects, art as money, glass coins, Charles Eisenstein and Sacred Economics, boats, valuing work properly, the pressures of the current world situation, taking care of your own health vs letting corporations force pharmaceuticals on you, the redistribution of engineering, the contamination of warfare on aerospace, ethics in engineering, core optimism, the scientific method, karma, advice for young glass artists and visionary artists, and Batman & Alfred.
#37- Joseph Haefs (Tattoo Artist)
On this 37th episode of the podcast Chris travels to Las Vegas, Nevada to receive a tattoo from and interview his friend Joseph Haefs.
They talk about Chris painting a Buddha mural in Joseph's backyard, Joseph tattooing Chris' scalp, face tattoos and commitment, growing acceptance of tattoos, Joseph's tattoo journey, how Joseph discovered Chris' art, meeting at COSM, different perspectives and effects of cannabis, realities of energy, dealing with emotions as men, Joseph's journey to Las Vegas and hanging out with gangsta Cholos, watching Pantera on LSD, learning to tattoo on tourists, improving in Chicago, using affirmations to improve, getting an apartment, a car and shop and starting to thrive, how hard it can be for friends to give honest criticism, jealousy and comparisons, discovering Instagram, giving tattoos to beautiful women and becoming the butt man, handling the 80/20 rule, that people want to be sexy, healing with art, not taking things seriously, ugly duckling syndrome, judging people and yourself, sobriety and optimism for humanity.
#36- Mike Maxwell (Low Brow Artist)
On this 36th episode of the podcast Chris travels to Carlsbard, California to interview his artist friend Mike Maxwell. Maxwell is a Low Brow painter. They talk about his new mural at the Nixon HQ in Carlsbad, California, the business of making murals, Denver's art scene, art as creative problem-solving, similarities between extreme sports and art, San Diego's benefits and drawbacks, opening up visual perceptions, finding niches that appreciate art, lessons from jiu-jitsu, how they met at En Masse during Miami Art Basel, dealing with egos, trusting the Universe, materials, mixing ink and paint, Montana's Fluid Acrylic Paint, how Mike learned to make art working for Shepard Fairey, teaching and sharing processes, artistic inspirations and bombing trains, train culture, changing styles and finding new subjects in art, psychedelic influences in art, false confidence under psychedelics, smokin' weed, Mike Giant, Mike Maxwell's podcast Live Free, his documentary Working Class, talking to artist friends and making podcasts, the Joe Rogan Experience, making Joe Rogan's logo, knowing your own flaws, humility and self-deprecation, celebrtiy effects, and how isolation and quarantine help artistic creation.
#35- Drew Brophy (Surf Artist)
On this 35th episode of the podcast Chris travels to San Clemente, California to paint a surfboard with legendary surf painter Drew Brophy. and exhibit at his gallery.
They talk about his studio in San Clemente, California, growing up in South Carolina, comparisons between Orange County and Los Angeles, how Chris discovered Drew's art, how Chris followed Drew's DVD tutorial on how to paint a surfboard, how Drew started painting, learning lots of different technologies and abilities, paint markers, dealing with galleries and dealing without them, appreciating current success instead of just focusing on the future, touching hearts and making specific, personal art, making a difference, feeling gratitude and appreciation, how he moved out of South Carolina and started painting surfboards professionally, rejecting art school, abandoning dreams of surfing professionally, taking a gamble on a big job in Hawaii, discovering San Clemente, getting in at the beginning of a brand, travelling around the world, artistic inspirations, surfing big waves, being in touch with nature, extra-sensory powers, transmitting that connection into paint, sacred geometry and his new artistic explorations, airdropping ideas into brains, the nature of reality, drawing the mathematics of molecular properties, simulated realities and alternate dimensions, the limits of language, faith in humanity, the effects of media and marketing on people, overcoming fear and resisting manipulation.