Surrealist artwork by James Feathers


For several years, I've done live '60s-style

wet light-shows under the name akaruizaru

(明るい猿 / bright monkey).

Here, the same techniques are applied to print media.

 

Rapa Nui collection

Other subjects

Light-show projections

The Fifteen (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


This, the largest group of Moai statues on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), was toppled after civil war broke out between rich and poor. They were restored to their original positions only recently, with great effort.


Print size: 24" x 18"

Fallen (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Moai statues on Rapa Nui were damaged by both sides when civil war broke out between rich and poor. The Moai in this image remains where it was toppled.


Print size: 34" x 20"

Restored (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


A repaired Moai statue, damaged during the civil war on Rapa Nui.


Print size: 28" x 14"

Moai Interrupted (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Production of Moai statues on Rapa Nui ceased when civil war broke out between rich and poor. The Moai in this image was close to completion, but never finished.


Print size: 24" x 15"

Tiki (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Place of Refuge, Island of Hawai'i.


Print size: 30" x 24"

All works © 2017-2019 by James Feathers

updated: 2019-09-10

site design: Know Future!

Light-show projections combined with Photographic subjects

In the Quarry (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Completed Moai statues remain in the quarry where they were carved on Rapa Nui. Civil war prevented delivery to their intended locations.


Print size: 34" x 34"

Portrait (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Completed Moai remain in the quarry where they were made. After civil war broke out on Rapa Nui, they were never delivered.


Print size: 28" x 34"

Beneath the Surface (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


The relationship between the image and alpha-channel has been inverted in this composition.


Print size: 22" x 22"

Inverse Moai (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


This composition uses a photo of the overhead projector stage, rather than the projected image.


Print size: 32" x 26"

Direct (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Santa Cruz, California. Background is a photo of the overhead projector stage.


Print size: 34" x 28"

A Series of Vertical Objects (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Santa Cruz, California.


Print size: 34" x 20"

akaruizaru (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image


Live light-show projection. The text is on a transparency between the overhead projector stage and a bowl containing dyes in liquid.


Print size: 32" x 22"

IMG_2102 (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image


Live light-show projection.


Print size: 36" x 34"

Resist (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image with text


Political art.


Print size: 12" x 12"


Selected for display in the exhibit:


Spoken/Unspoken:

Art as Response/Artist as Catalyst


Porter Faculty Art Gallery

University of California, Santa Cruz

(February-March 2018)

Impeach (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image with text


Political art.


Print size: 34" x 32"

Statue 1 (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Ancient tiger statue from China.


Print size: 36" x 28"

Statue 2 (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Same statue, different treatment.


Print size: 16" x 12"

Daibutsu (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Kamakura, Japan.


Print size: 34" x 32"

Night Life (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.


Print size: 34" x 32"

Into the Mists (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Inverness, Point Reyes, California.


Print size: 32" x 28"

Out of the Mists (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Abbotts Lagoon, Point Reyes, California.


Print size: 32" x 24"

Lies (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image with text


Political art.


Print size: 30" x 32"

Recently added

Remorse (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Tokyo, Japan.


Print size: 34" x 30"

Flight (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Monterey Bay Aquarium,

Monterey, California.


Print size: 26" x 30"

Freak Show (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image with text


Political art.


Print size: 36" x 36"

Spheres of Influence (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image


Live light-show projection.


Print size: 28" x 32"

Savor Kindness (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Venice, Italy.


Print size: 12" x 12"

And the Sky Full of Fish (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Avalon, California.


Print size: 30" x 30"

The Door (Mercy, for Humanity's Sake) (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Japantown, San Francisco, California.


Print size: 24" x 30"

If a Tree Falls (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Tragedy Springs area, Silver Lake, California.


Print size: 30" x 16"

Rise (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Iron Mountain area, Silver Lake, California.


Print size: 32" x 32"

Onset (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Caples Lake, California.


Print size: 32" x 26"

Blue Heat (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Iron Mountain area, Silver Lake, California.


Print size: 34" x 34"

Boundary (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Iron Mountain area, Silver Lake, California.


Print size: 34" x 34"

Flow (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Iron Mountain area, Silver Lake, California.


Print size: 34" x 34"

Foreboding (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Tragedy Springs area, Silver Lake, California.


Print size: 28" x 36"

Two Minutes (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image with graphic overlay


Political art.


For details regarding the Doomsday Clock, follow this link:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_Clock


Print size: 32" x 32"

Polychrome Preferred (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image


Live light-show projection.


Print size: 32" x 32"

An Offer (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image


Live light-show projection.


Print size: 34" x 34"

High Sierra collection

Still Life With Tulips (2017)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Print size: 36" x 36"

Two Towers (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome images with alpha-channel / overhead projector stage


Tokyo. Japan (2007, left)

Paris, France (2018, right)


Print size: 48" x 30"

Shine (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Hope Valley, California.


Print size: 36" x 48"

Last Light (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Hope Valley, California.


Print size: 36" x 48"

Aurora (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Hope Valley, California.


Print size: 48" x 30"

Another earth (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Hope Valley, California.


Print size: 35" x 35"

Beyond (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Alternate version of Last Light


Hope Valley, California.


Print size: 36" x 48"

Star (2018)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image

(with cookie-cutter)


Print size: 35" x 35"

Elect a thug (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image with text


Political art.


Print size: 34" x 34"

Check out James Feathers in the Artists' Registry at First Friday Santa Cruz...

J-town (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


San Francisco, California.


Print size: 36" x 48"

Eastern Sierra collection

West End (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿 (akaruizaru)

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Vancouver, B.C.


Print size: 36" x 48"

Light and Silhouette (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Vancouver, B.C.


Print size: 48" x 36"

Tipping the Wheel (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Seattle, Washington.


Print size: 48" x 36"

Diameter (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image


Live light-show projection.


Print size: 36" x 36"

Outside the Lines (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

wet light-show projection image


Live light-show projection.


Print size: 40" x 40"

Artwork from September's First Friday show will remain on display until late this month.


Tabby Cat Cafe

1101 Cedar St.

Downtown Santa Cruz


Thanks!

Only You (2019)

James Feathers / 明るい猿

monochrome image with alpha-channel / wet light-show projection image


Projection-embellished poster image.


Print size: 36" x 36"