The Legend of Lumberjack Surfing

The following text accompanies an installation I made as part of the NOMO Exhibition we’ve designed and curated as the culmination of our residency at Kohler Arts. Over the past few weeks I’ve made fictional, yet plausible sculptural elements that support the idea that surfing has origins on the Great Lakes. I will provide more […]

Bike Bling

I made these lightweight panniers from salvaged materials for my Dahon folding bike After our cross-country trek and a long overdue visit with family on the East Coast, Ene and I arrived in Sheboygan late last week for the final three weeks of our residency at Kohler Arts. We’ve settled into the guest cottage at […]

NOMO Tattoo

Our NOMO logo was designed by Sheboygan-based tattoo artist, Steven Bossler Ene and I (aka wowhaus) are gearing up for a cross-country, family road trip, the final destination being the final, three week leg of our residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 6/27- 7/18. Somewhat ironically, the focus of our […]

Kohler Arts Residency Dispatch

Cooper O’Connel’s hand painted decks will be featured in our NOMO Exhibition Ene and I are in Sheboygan, Wisconsin this week on the second leg of our residency with Kohler Arts. We’ve been busy developing our NOMO project, which will be a celebration of non-motorized transportation in the region, with focus on DIY skate, surf […]

Kohler Arts Dispatch

To help research content for our project as artists in residence at Kohler Arts Center, one of the students at Etude School in Sheboygan has created a website to document and archive all things related to the culture of non-motorized transportation in the region. Working collaboratively under the direction of wowhaus, a team of high […]

Kohler Arts Dispatch

Beginning around the middle of the nineteenth century and thriving until about a generation ago, Sheboygan has a rich history as the epicenter of Midwestern circus production, dominated by a handful of family dynasties, many of whose descendants remain in the area. As I continue to explore opportunities and resources for our project as artists […]

Kohler Arts Dispatch

a morning commuter braves the November chill in Sheboygan, Wisconsin Sheboygan is easily one of the coolest towns I’ve experienced. The people here exude a pragmatic optimism and can-do eagerness that conjure another time, a friendlier America of the past that in many ways has never left this small city on the lake. Clearly, Sheboygan […]