Bwana Spoons


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


1970 Santa Ana California. I've been in Portland since 1996.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I used to just draw all the time in school... I think I would rather draw than learn school stuff is how it all began. Re-drawing pictures from comics of Ben Grimm and cartoon n moviecharacters like mighty mouse and Anaggletooth from Star Wars.



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


Dang.... There are some really influential beasts out there. Neil Blender, Gonz, Jeff Phillips, Chris Cook... I could keep going. My favorite current shredder is Gou Miyagi. I have done some skate graphics very off and on since high school when I did a graphic for Alva. Currently I do most of the graphics for the tiniest skateboard company on earth- Bearturds.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Richard Scarry, Shigeru Mizuki, Ed Emberly, Taiyo Matsumoto, Hundertwasser... again i can keep going.


When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


Digging in the yard, riding my bike, hanging out with my family, playing lego... going skating, smelling flowers.



Who are your biggest influences?


Same as all the above.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Cel vinyl and acryla-gouache on wood and paper, any kind of inks, and making and painting sculptures.


Anything else you want to tell?


Do it with love... literally, find love and bone it.