James Feathers

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Update 2020-09-06: One piece, "Foreboding," sold at Friday's event. Thanks so much!

"Shine" and "Last Light" are still available.

2020-08-31: Three pieces of my work are available as part of the SZU August Lightning Complex fire relief effort. They are on display through the end of September at:

Nectar Westside, 330 Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz (between Swift Street and Fair Avenue, two blocks south of Mission Street)

Check out the images below for details.

Complete fundraiser info, including the amazing participating artists and their works, can be found at:

Donations can be made at:


I still can't do live events (light shows or art exhibits) until the Coronavirus pandemic passes. Please take this seriously, and be safe.

Some info: A few years ago, I got access to some old overhead projectors, the kind that were used in the '60s for light shows. Different color liquids in various containers were used to create projected images. Some of the materials used back then were kind of hard on the environment, so I came up with water-based methods that only use food-grade dyes for color.

I did live light shows around Santa Cruz for a while under the name "akaruizaru," Japanese for "bright monkey" 「明るい猿」but more recently am using images of light show projections in print media. Sometimes these prints include elements from conventional photography, sometimes text, and sometimes just the projection images alone. As a nod to the live performances where this all got started, the prints are signed「明るい猿」in a vertical cartouche.

Please see my full portfolio (View Artist Website, above) for more info.

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