I have a new love, they are known as APAK. Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland are the fantastical magical duo known as APAK. They are a childlike husband and wife collaborative art group who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals, the landscapes are familiar yet surreal, hinting at a fantastic narrative while suggesting truths about the real world at the same time.
I’m in love. They should be our new best friends. I can’t express the smiles and happiness looking at their page gave me today. It’s so "the family" in ideas and glory. I laughed so many times. I will try to make this post small, but I sorta want to show everything…go to their website, there’s so much there. Let’s begin this magical journey!