Last October I was invited to be part of POW! WOW! Japan and unlike other POW! WOW! festivals, this one was organized as more of a road trip—a more intimate event with less than a dozen artists: Kevin Lyons, Sam Rodriguez (and his wife Bu), Brendan Monroe, Evah Fan, Jet Martinez, Kami & Sasu, Kamea Hadar, and Jeff Gress. We all met up in Osaka and travelled to Okayama, where we lived in a temple together, cooking food and making art. The trip ended in Kobe with a more traditional festival event and each of the artists painting a mural. If you want to check out some of the photos I shot during the trip you can see them here.
A talented filmmaker collective, called Mighty Island, travelled from Guam to be part of the trip and I’d seen their work before so I was really excited to meet them in person. They just sent over the video they made, profiling each of the artists on the trip—it’s really great, check it out below!
Call to Submit: “Tomorrow’s Talent Vol. III” Art Book
Calling all artists and illustrators! We’re going to publish a new art book and this is your chance to submit images to it!Learn more