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 […]

NOMO Developments

We rode in the 4th of July parade to promote the NOMO concept Our first week back at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center was action packed as we laid the groundwork for the NOMO EXPO. A part of our project as artists in residence is simply to promote the ‘NOMO’ concept, a word/logo we […]

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 Dispatch

Lake Michigan shoreline along the Kohler-Andrae State Park, south of Sheboygan The remainder of our week continued to be full of surprises as we mined Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and its environs along the shores of Lake Michigan for activity relevant to our NOMO project. As Ene and I process our research and  interactions and begin to […]

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 […]

Specific Gravity

the surfboard originated in Hawaii, where local woods were shaped for specific waves I’ve body-surfed all my life and have a natural feel for wave mechanics, but I’m finally getting ready to learn to surf on a board. Being a ‘wood guy’ with access to local mills and several decent breaks within a few miles, […]

Wowhaus Haps

I hit the ground running upon my return from the first leg of our Kohler Arts Residency in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Our plate will be quite full over the next 6 months while we develop a project focused on non-motorized transportation for Kohler, which will begin to take shape in earnest when Ene, Aili and I return […]