Recently I was blessed to have some Humpbacks come super close to the shore when I was going to Sandy’s Beach on Oahu. Seeing these awesome animals up so close is amazing. Having these guys breach in front of you takes your breath away. All we could do was scream and give high fives to each other it was so amazing. So the humpbacks deserve a “Thank You” for being so inspiring and beautiful.
Hows this Made?
Perfect For Above Bed
The canvas is fiberglass stretched on a wood frame. Then its dipped in cement. I try to convey a city wall. I relate the graffiti to trash in the ocean. Most say graffiti is trash and not art. I would disagree. But Im not normal , Haha. Anyway I hope this lifts your spirits and that just like the Humpback you will “Breach Above” all the bullshit in this world and by doing so inspire all that see.
ColorPrey is a play on Osprey. Osprey eagles are native to California. I frequently see this beautiful birds around San Dieguito Lagoon and at our lakes such as Poway Lake. Knowing that these eagles are fisherman you can see a resemblance of the color as a fish. I use the orange simpily as a representation of the suffering/pain left in the colors place.
And “Thanks” to Cecilia for the inspiration behind this. She is stoked to find out that the Eagle is her Spirit Animal ! And me being a Swan, we’re both birds of the same feather. Haha
Mixed Media, 2′ x 2′
Art Is Showing At Ramona Public Library
On display at Ramona CA, Library
Ramona, Ca is moving on up. Recently a new library was build and know there is a Starbucks next door (only one in town). Its a fantastic building with a wonderful staff. I am stoke and honored to display my work there. Paintings will being up until July. If you are passing through maybe pop in and take a look. My work fits in great to the architecture and design. Thank you Judi, Ellie, and Cecilia for your support!
Rock Sap tries to bring life to the lifeless. What would happen if you could break rock in half? You’ll find Rock Sap.
As summer approaches there is nothing better then “Summer Showers” to cool us off.
Thanks Korduroy.tv !
I was asked to do a interview for KTV as part of their Exhibitionists Series. This series of posts highlights artists. Im stoked to be part of a growing group of super talented artist and creators. A special part of these interviews is the addition of a artist picked song. Something for both the eyes and ears. So cool. Korduroy.tv is a great site for all free spirit adventurers and water men.
Heres link to my interview – Brad Begent Exhibitionist
Pelican Swim Painting -
When sitting in the line-up you get the chance to stop and be present with nature. This meditation of sitting in the ocean I think is one of the most under appreciated aspects of surfing. Not only do you get the chance to have peace and quite but there is also a connection with mother ocean.
For me the pelicans always show such great style and grace. They surf waves using the updraft their long arms, plus hunt for fish with awesome 30 ft dives, piercing the water. There is a appreciation I feel when these huge birds buzz by head, sometimes only a meter away. I think we are much more a like then most would think. In this piece I brought that connection into the work. He sits with that same grace and style like all the other pelicans I see everyday. Love them
After an unsuccessful attempt, I have finished my first all cement piece. You can see my first all cement attempt here. One important aspect of cement is its weight. This is the main reason you’ll never see it hanging on a wall until now. I wanted to use that feeling of weight and strength in this piece. The cement gives a powerful impact to the viewer. I love the organic, raw power of cement with it highlighted by strong colors. These strong colors represent the amazing power of mother nature and the wonderful storms she creates.
Its Spring !
With spring finally here the days are turning longer and all the flowers are out. But soon May will be here with it’s “May Gray” marine layer clouds along the beach. I think its natures way at getting back for all those wonderfully warn winter days here in San Diego. So in honor of the May Gray & June Gloom I made “Marine Layer” Painting. This piece is part of my Cement Series. I used cement for the clouds on a fiberglass canvas.
“No Mistakes, Only Happy Accidents”
After my success with the Gallery Bench I want to keep the cement theme going. So I thought ,”I want to hang it up on the wall.” So I thought that contrasting the heavy feeling of cement with some lighter material would be pretty cool. So I did a pour and it came out really cool ! But the weight was to much for a wall. I tried mixing perlite into the cement thinking that it would lighten the cement. It did but also lightened the strength to much. On moving the work, “Snap ! !”. Oh well back to the drawing board.
Still looks really cool. Humm, How can I still use this ?