I’ve been told it can take about 5 years to get professional roots in a new city. After 5 years of working on 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios (currently the 5th google search result for “555”), I moved to Portland from Detroit. I’ve been in Portland for nearly 5 years and landed my 5th gig as a production artist just 5 months ago.

Incidentally, The Hebrew contraction הַנֶּ֨שֶׁר adds up to 555. הַנֶּ֨שֶׁר is translated as “an eagle.” One of the larger projects that have come through the shop was a series of Eagles which were milled from a 3D scan of the artist’s maquette, which were then painted with clay, and detailed on their way to bronze monuments.

You might take a minute to check out the work we do at Additive Workshop, there’s a video touching on different processes we regularly handle.

A few portrait illustrations I’ve produced using digital and traditional processes.

Aspen Sojourner’s Community Table section in their Midwinter 2010 issue.
The Dynosorusrex Theater cast of Charlemagne, 2011.


Aspen Sojourner’s Midwinter 2012 Community Table.

Portland’s creative class has a strong affinity for all things DIY, and zine culture is no exception.  For the last 13 years the Independent Publishing Resource Center has been helping artists and writers of all kinds put indie ink to paper in Portland’s SW.  This month the IPRC starts a new chapter; crossing the river and growing into its new space in southeast Portland.

To help them celebrate, and for a chance to say goodbye to the old space, folks are gathering at Sizzle Pie (west), March 14th from 7pm – 10pm.  The event will also serve as the release party for the appropriately themed Stumptown Underground #21, Memory & the Past.

The art of dang is proud to be included in this historic anthology with this ink and digital piece, “time.”  Check out what the kids are up to at the IPRC and Stumptown Underground!

Here’s a look at some the painting and sculpture projects that I’ve had the pleasure of working on for Portland’s own ACME Scenic & Display.

The Ice Age Exhibit at The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, Oregon features this life-size mammoth, easily one of the largest pieces I’ve been a part of.  Scott Foster, the immensely talented local artist and proprietor of good: a gallery, sculpted the maquette for this piece.

The Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose, California had a massive scenic and signage redesign including these happy critters who now live in the children’s play area and gift shop.

This Nike retail display was my first professional interface with the brand giant; a resume requirement regardless of industry for any Portlander.  Shown on the right installed at Jack’s Surf in Huntington Beach, California.