Who? (aka my bio) ——->

Born on Friday the 13th in 1964 in Salem, Massachusetts, John Casey has been inventing creatures as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. Drawings that his mother saved from when he was only three years old reveal an obsession with the figure. The figures in these drawings show not only the distorted perceptions of a child, but a fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts. This obsession with strange creatures continued throughout his youth. “Monster models, war dioramas, dinosaurs, and horror movies on the T.V. [this included “Creature Double Feature” on Saturday afternoons, of course] occupied much of my time.”

John graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1988 with a BFA in Painting. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his lovely wife Mary.

You can view John’s art at bunnywax.com.

Why? ——>

I maintain this blog because I am lucky enough to live in a very art-rich region. Blogging offers me the opportunity to share just a small portion of this art treasure trove I experience, with friends and readers near and far. San Francisco has a long, established art history with many galleries and top-notch museums. I attend many an event in SF. The city of Oakland, across the bay and our home for the last 12 years, has experienced a recent surge of creativity in the form of dozens of start-up artist-run galleries. Actually Oakland’s Art Murmur has been cranking away since the beginning of 2006 so “start-up” is probably not the correct description at this point. Although I periodically cover art and projects I am working on, my goal with this blog is to present some of my experience as an artist living and working, viewing and making art in the Bay Area. You may also see part my personal life revealed in vacation pics [thanks for putting up with that]. I hope you find this blog as informative as I find it cathartic.

13 Responses to “WTF?”

  1. 1 Michele Theberge May 30, 2010 at 5:03 am

    hey john – fun seeing you last night. i’m becoming a subscriber here. hope it works. it was hard to figure out how. but if i leave a comment and check the little box below – should work.


  2. 3 Heidi Alamanda July 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Hi John, I just found your blog. Very nice! and your artwork is great.


  3. 5 -=jd=- August 20, 2010 at 10:16 am


    just stumbled onto your blog. I am glad to find people out there sharing what they come across in the “art world.” It helps keep somewhat of a perspective on things (seeing work from other areas) when contemporary art can feel so vast.

    keep it up!!


  4. 7 paintlater May 15, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I was lucky enough to visit the USA and San Francisco last year- such a creative place, love your work. Sue from Oz.

  5. 9 Lonnie July 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Good to see you Friday! It is great to see Murmur through your eyes here. I’m pretty stationary that evening, so thanks to your documentary, I feel like I got out there (sort of) 🙂

    Do you mind sharing photos you took of Vessel with us?

  6. 10 powers October 28, 2011 at 9:45 am

    amazing stuff, glad i found your blog x

  7. 11 stevemaclean August 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Hello John,

    I’ve nominated your site for the one lovely blog award:

    I really enjoy your work and documentation of process. It’s interesting to see the relationship between ideation and execution. Thanks for making such good (and big) work!

  8. 12 Roy Robinson May 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I’m a fan! As a fellow artist, I really admire your work and your way of thinking! Great stuff!

  1. 1 One Lovely Blog Award « stevemaclean Trackback on August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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