experiential designer | projection artist | visual liturgist | mavic pro pilot | illuminate podcast | @theradialconservatory | @road2hana | @WELD-er
i love the Pacific Northwest. so much that i think i’ll call this place home.
“Whakakau Paikea” A grey whale emerges just off the Oregon Coast. I feel so humbled & honored that I was able to witness this graceful, intelligent beauty firsthand & to be able to capture it from above. And it makes me want to watch Whale Rider again. 😭🐳🖤
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love – Where there is injury, pardon – Where there is doubt, faith – Where there is despair, hope – Where there is darkness, light – And where there is sadness, joy. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi
Candle on the Water 🌊🕯🐉
🌩 got lucky ⚡️
“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~ Mary Oliver ________________________________ A walk around Trillium Lake w/ Mt Hood glowing in the background is a perfect setting to start reading “Learning to Be” by my dear friend, brother, priest & fellow pilgrim, @chadjarnagin. The gifts of silence, contemplative spirituality, Anglicanism, & the beauty of Creation have all played a significant role in the process of my reconstruction of faith. Chad knows the journey all too well & i’m so excited to finally hold his story in my own hands. this will be a gift to many who, like me, are in a constant wrestle with the Church. #learningtobe
Tonight in LA, the luminous collective known as @gungormusic will shine its last light & finish the book on what has been an incredible story. it has been one of the greatest honors of my life & career to be able to walk alongside, support, illuminate, collaborate with & project onto (literally) @lisagungor & @michaelgungor. not only have they been some of the best artists i’ve ever worked with, but they’ve become lifelong dear friends who have been such a gift to me, my faith, my doubt, & the slow death of my certainties. i’m so excited about their future, and tonight, we’ll see the “old wineskin” known as “GUNGOR” laid to rest. i’m so thankful that i got to be there at the beginning of this crazy ride (which involved an epic Safari in Africa), to journey with them through all kinds of twists & turns, & now finally, here at the end of all things. the last two weeks have been incredible ride, & i’m sad to see it end. but if we know anything from their journey, it’s that “this is not the end!” thank you Vishnu Dass, Isa Prem Star Queen, @thebrilliancemusic & @prophiphop for inviting onto this incredible tour. and here’s to trance dancing to “Om Shivaya” many more times! 📷: @canceledplansmusic
Isa Prem Star Queen ✨💃🏼⭐️👸🏼 📷: @lukewebstr
Luminous Lisa 📷: @lukewebstr
“Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua.” (As man disappears from sight, the land remains.) ~ Ancient Maori Proverb “Earth” Part Three feat. @thebrilliancemusic (full video on YouTube, search The Brilliance/Earth) #earthday
Makaani whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua. (Care for the land, care for the people, go forward.) ~ Ancient Maori Proverb • __________________ • “Earth” Part Two feat. @thebrilliancemusic (full video on YouTube, search The Brilliance/Earth) #earthday
In celebration for #earthday I collaborated with one of my favorite bands on this beautiful planet - @thebrilliancemusic - to (re)create a visual meditation on creation care based on their song “Earth”. This is also our imaginative attempt to bring some awareness to the looming effects of Climate Change & its impact on the global poor; we’ve partnered with our friends @tearfund_usa, who are providing action for this injustice. visit TearfundUSA.org/climate to learn more. Here’s Part One of the music video (you can see the full version on YouTube, simply search for The Brilliance & Earth).
Notice the glory.
“Keep us, guide us, till the end of time.” ~ Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
“Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive.” ~ Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”
It was so fun having my oldest nephew @jonathan.caubble & my soon-to-be niece-in-law @caitlynmans hang with me in Portlandia this past week. As you can tell from all the photos, we did all the things. and it was a blast! Jonathan has always been more like a little brother than a nephew to me. And it’s been so cool to watch him grow up & begin to figure out life on his own. He has such a fun, childlike sense of wonder, & i can already tell he doesn’t want to settle for a status quo level of life that keeps him grounded in one place for too long. I’d say he got that from me, but to be honest he has incredible parents who raised them well & who moved him & his little brother @jaredcaubble overseas not once but twice, giving them a good sense of living in another culture early on in life. This is a big year for Jonathan, as he’s graduating college, finding a real full-time job, & marrying one of the coolest girls on the planet, Caitlyn. So i wanted to fly them both out for an epic week of adventure before life gets super crazy. To say I am proud of him is a severe understatement. #mybooooyyyy 🙏🏼