Seattle-based artist OctoEyes (aka Ron Smith) works in a variety of media (flame, metal, ceramics, plastic, electronics, etc.) to actualize his unorthodox visions. Strongly influenced by a steady diet of post-apocalyptic fiction, scuba diving, and exploration, his works span scales small and large.
“Interactive art is my primary focus. Watching people discover their own impact and effects – especially in simple, fun things – keeps me creating. It’s important that we all have a sense of agency and understanding of our power to change things.”
One Artistic Eye Deserves Another
Yale Wolf is a fabricator in Seattle with a background in industrial design. His work can be found in public spaces, inside restaurants, on buildings and in private collections. Wolf has painted various murals through the West Coast as well as internationally in locations such as Puerto Rico, Europe, and Southeast Asia. His approach is influenced by his time at product design firms, metal fabrication shops and through collaborations with artists across various mediums. Over the past 5 years he has built his own neon shop on Harbor Island in Seattle and has created installation art for Facebook, Airbnb, Starbucks and Mod Pizza. His most current project is a tribute mural in Bellingham, WA to the greatest American cyclist, Marshall “Major” Taylor.