Inkspoon aims to foster greater communal efforts and network like-minded craftspeople interested in creating change in the clothing design industry. Thus maintaining the practise of making rad art. The following artists collaborate with Inkspoon by contributing their art and designs to the infinitly squishy process:
Blake Schulhauser :: www.holopath.org
Blake "Wrinkles" Schulhauser has focused his praxis on increasing awareness of the fundamentally unified nature of physical reality, and the co-creative capacities that are enabled by the collective perception of unified systems. In order to better communicate the experience of unity, he has become a director, animator, editor, compositor, cinematographer, audio engineer, programer, musician, clothing designer, sculptor, welder, architect, and orchestrator of immersive interactive environments. He has a thriving practice as producer/director/CEO of Holopath Productions Inc.
Presently, Holopath is developing an installation which involves participants remotely influencing a floating sculptural installation through a neural interface which interprets brainwaves. Additionally, he is the president/CEO of Inkspoon Kinetic Livery Inc. where he is actively involved in the design and production of sustainable gear for the getting on of one's freak, as they say. He asserts that precision mass production is for fascists with mechanical profit motives, consequently Inkspoon consists of artists with the liberty to spontaneously freestyle new designs at any point in the production process, ensuring the freshest squishiest results possible - never the same twice, ever.
As the Production Co-ordinator of Inkspoon, Basil maintains proper squish levels and works hard to ensure that no member of Inkspoon ever prints too cleanly or sensibly (and thereby jeopardizing the squish input variables). The job is more demanding than it sounds.
Of the many dozens of times Basil has stayed up overnight in the last couple of years, some 85% of them have probably been spent screenprinting. When he’s not in nocturnal mode, he paints murals, builds installation art and helps throw down participatory public events. He has done design, campaign, and outreach work for multiple community organizations around Vancouver and printed for the 2006 OQOQO Local Artist’s Series. He lives and organizes presently in the Republic of East Van.
Secretary, designer and printer extraordinaire Lauren Iredale specializes in all things poodlerific. She recently graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design with a degree in Integrated Media. When she is not silk-screening, she channels her creativity through video art, attempts at sewing and a newly rediscovered delight in drawing and painting. She resides at The Spoon on the Sunshine Coast and grows bonsai poodles in her spare time.Alastair Knowles
Trotting along the path to a commerce degree while an inky hand sloshes about in a pail of visual arts, Alastair looks after Inkspoon finances as numbers roll about. An amphibious sailor he hoists sails in the waters around Vancouver, moving between the studio homes of fellow Spooners in both the city and on the Sunshine Coast. Having spent the majority of his life in Winnipeg, Alastair continues to operate an environmental protection company there, Trees For Travel, that he began in his teens. Keen on collective art projects, ink, the puzzle of numbers and good cheer.Meghan Budd
Head of the Marketing department, Meghan is Inkspoon’s official “schmoozer”. Meg deals directly with customers everywhere .Compulsively organizing, she is always helping to keep the spirit of insanity alive in the studio while creating original wearable art. Currently finishing her degree at Emily Carr in Integrated Media, she works in video, performance, sound, and installation. Born and raised in Vancouver BC she’s accustomed to the rain and feels that the screen printing studio is the best place to frolic on a rainy day or any day….CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
The following artists collaborate with Inkspoon by contributing their art and designs to the infinitly squishy process:
Tessa Rand :: www.tessarand.com
St. Even :: www.divinereflections.ca
Shea Allan-McCachen :: www.spiedherart.com
Sijay James :: OnBeyond