"We make Portland awesome" is a weekly series. I’m interested building our community of artists by helping us all find out more about each other.
This week: Aaron and Ayumi of Apak Studio
Who are you?
Apak is Aaron and Ayumi Piland we make art collaboratively.
What do you make?
We make rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings and paperclay sculpture featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings exploring lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals.
We spend most of our time raising our 2year old boy right now, its hard work and fun too.
What inspires you?
We are inspired by the natural world, both internal and external.
Where can your work be found?
We have an online shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/apak
Locally: New Seasons, Land, Spielworks Toys, Crafty Wonderland shop, and Grass Hut to name a few.
What do you love about Portland?
We love pretty much everything except a majority of public sculpture.