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.
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.