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Animal Totems

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Animal Totems
Art Reception for Michael Rohner
Tuesday, February 2, 6:00-8:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Meet local artist Michael Rohner and hear the stories behind his stunning Animal Totems, showing (and for sale) at The Sacred Well through Spring Equinox.

Mounted pieces, Prints, and Stickers all available. Refreshments will be available.

Michael Rohner has always drawn. From childhood, his visual palette was influenced by the great graphic mediums of comic books, graphic novels, graffiti, and anime. His diverse Northern California home life shaped his emotional and intellectual capacity: Korean and Swiss parents, an East Indian stepfather, and three older sisters by a different father. He attended college in Colorado and subsequently lived in Chicago, Japan and Los Angeles.

In 2007, he had a personal awakening that led him on a pilgrimage to Peru and then to quit his job, sell most of his belongings, and embark on a road trip with no destination. He landed in Santa Fe, NM without specific aim but loaded with internal ambition. He developed his own style of illustration that suited him: drawings inked in pen and marker with spray paint overlayed backgrounds.

Since then, his work has gone to thousands of people across the country and is licensed around the world. He aims to express ideas and notions that are difficult to convey with words; he hopes to uplift, inspire, and comfort you with his imagery. If he can accomplish even a portion of that, then he is at peace with his passion.