Monday, June 18, 2012

Maui Glass Blowing

Just as the Colorbox is a one of a kind installation for a premiere event, Makai Glass Creations on Maui offers a travelling glass blowing performance that is unlike any other. Maui Glass Blowing.

Makai Glass features unique glass blown sculptures inspired by the sea and volcanic formations of the Hawaiian Islands.  Artists Justin Brown and Randy Schaffer create each glass piece with the “breath of aloha”, infusing it with their love for the islands and its inhabitants.  Each piece holds a magical quality that brings the Hawaiian essence wherever showcased.  Feel the spirit again and again by preserving your memory of the islands through Makai glass.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Well it's been a long time. And I hope you have figured out that the best place to see current Funkyenough art by me, Gabriel Mott, is over at... well... lately I've been doing digital interactive video work. I still have fabulous giclees for sale. And I do commissions-- acrylic energetic abstract art, or a digital portrait.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gabe Mott!!! Color in relationship, Mystical street art, video, digital interactive media, nui gui, transformative space, immersive artwork

Please visit my current website for

Friday, August 07, 2009

Tonk The Movie

I made this movie coming out of film class at San Francisco City College about 5 years ago. Every time I want to watch it, I go to google and search Tonk Movie and it comes up with all of this honky tonk crap. I'll even try to search Gabe Mott Tonk and it still doesn't come up very high in google.

Hopefully this helps. And I hope you enjoy the movie. Someday I'll have a contest for who can interpret all the symbolism the best (cat crosses in the back while Bread says "oh like the matrix?"-- you think you can plan this stuff????). Oh and ask Dean what the buhloones are all about.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Color Eyes: Come to your Senses! Franklin

I was asked by Dick Nelson to summarize my experience of his most recent class. At the same time, Franklin asked me to Come to my Senses!

Following other presentations on the senses, I shared revelations on the interaction of color that I learned in Nelson's class and explained some of them using biological insights from Margaret Livingstone in her book "Vision and Art: Biology of Seeing".

Monday, April 20, 2009

Come to your Senses

Sunday, April 26, 2009
10:00am - 10:00pm
Mansion off N. Holokai
Haiku, HI

Come join us for a gathering that began as a pool party fundraiser and is now a full day of celebrating the senses. If you'll be at the Tarot Fest in Hana, stop off on your way home for a relaxing hot tub or sauna.

sliding scale $30-$10 donation at the door
This is a fundraiser to cover some of the gaps in living here. (call it a good ol' fashioned Rent Party if you want)

10 am TEA
10:30 am, YOGA with Sarah Schenk
noon: introduction to Mary Swanson (limited #)
all day: pool hot tub party, massage, spa with Everly
mojitos, food and good for sale
1:00 ORGANIC GARDEN FRANKLIN with Dave and others (let me know if u'd like to present)
3:00 live music with Karen B
5:00pm-7:00pm "Come to your Senses! Franklin"
(again, let me know if u'd like to present)
live music and DJs

What to bring: yoga mat, towel

If you are a massage therapist, please contact us if you would like to bring a table and offer massage.
If you have sustainable goods to sell, let us know.

If you would like to present a Franklin (adult show and tell) on one of the senses, please let me know ahead of time. Presentations should be 5 minutes or less (10 min by special request).

What does a Franklin look like?
The presenter is given the floor to share their knowledge on the specific topic. Some will include audio/visual presentation but do not need to. Think TED for the people.

Discounts offered to participants. Clean up crew neeed.

-Susan Teton Campbell: TASTE
-Joe Imhoff: TBD
-Chris Taylor
-Mountain: EYE CONTACT
email me to secure a spot
facebook event page (must be logged into facebook)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Amsterdam: Visions of Van Gogh

Six years ago, I had the opportunity to travel in Europe for 3 months. I had lofty visions at the time as I traveled to get clear on who I was and what I wanted to do.

I arrived in Amsterdam with one question circulating in my mind intended to provide me with a focus-- "What do I Cherish?". After visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, I was inspired to create a 6 foot canvas based on his painting "Almond Blossom" filled with responses from friends to the question, "What do you Cherish?"

That became the The Cherish Tree.

I returned to Amsterdam last Wednesday and was filled with adrenaline. At the Van Gogh Museum I found "Almond Blossom" as alive and vibrant as ever. Only this time, I understood better how Van Gogh made it glow. He had studied Delacroix and Vermeer and all the masters of color and light that preceded him. He truly delved into a conceptual understanding of how our eyes mix color to create vibrancy.

Note how the tree branch is made up of bold strokes of color from the same family to create halations. As well, some of the blue, beige and green strokes are the same value thus creating invisible boundaries. These are all techniques Van Gogh had studied and that he advances in his bold and crafty style. One thing I love about his strokes as he pushes the paint around is how much fun it looks like he had.

This was the painting from which I modeled the Cherish Tree. I asked everyone I knew to tell me what they cherish and I included their text in my painting. The Cherish Tree went on to become a sculpture that was the altar for the Health and Harmony Festival and was an installation at Burning Man.