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Videos & Images of Past Work


Wes Sam-Bruce

@Wes_sam_bruce

wes@livethecuriouslife.com

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Videos & Images of Past Work


Wes Sam-Bruce

@Wes_sam_bruce

wes@livethecuriouslife.com

A multi-dimensional creative practice... 

Part Artist's Vision,

Part NATURALIST's specimen collection,

part mystic's DREAM IN a DESERT cave,

part explorer's travel journal,

PART HUMANIST'S COMMUNITY PROJECT,

Part Child's Magnifying glass,

part's STORYTELLER'S LIVING METAPHOR,

part poet's love letter to the world...

(Click the owl above)

"The Wonder sound : A world Unfolding"  

trailer for the feature film by Bryan Bangerter 

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^ New Project with Peabody Essex Museum - - - - - WheretheQuestions.Live ^

^ video Walk-through of the Wonder Sound

^ Video for the Artist-in-residence workshop series video recap at mass moca for

cavernous : the inner life of courage - an immersive installation in Kidspace

^ Cavernous : The inner life of courage - a short film by Ryan Shoemaker

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       YOU HAVE ALL THE TIME YOU NEED...

 

WHO I'M WORKING WITH...

  • MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

  • THE NEW CHILDREN'S MUSEUM SAN DIEGO

  • CHILDREN'S MUSEUM DENVER

  • INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART BOSTON

  • MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER

  • MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER

  • MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS

  • CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

  • LUX ART INSTITUTE SAN DIEGO

  • OCEANSIDE MUSEUM OF ART

  • IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTER OF NORTHERN COLORADO

 

 

MANY DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY CENTERS AND NON-PROFITS

 

THE MARTHA'S VINEYARD FILM FESTIVAL, PARC FOUNDATION NEW YORK CITY, THE NEW SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY,  CREATIVE MORNINGS SAN DIEGO, THE BAY - LINCOLN NE, SVPER ORDINARY GALLERY - DENVER CO, SUBTEXT GALLERY - SAN DIEGO CA, RE:GALLERY - CARLSBAD CA, MANOR HOUSE QUARTERLY, SEZIO - ART & MUSIC 501(c)3, HOLIDAY MATINEE - HIGH PROFILE BLOG, YELLER ARTIST COLLECTIVE, MONIKER WHARE HOUSE, THE GARAGE CREATIVE CO-OP, SUSHI PERFORMANCE CENTER, 32 NORTH BREWING COMPANY, THE BAKERY DESIGN STUDIO, COFFEE & TEA COLLECTIVE, KEYNOTE COFFEE, AKINZ SHOP, ILLUMAN APIARY, SAN YSIDRO COMMUNITY CENTER, SOUTHERN SUDANESE COMMUNITY CENTER, SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY CENTER, LGBT CENTER HILLCREST SAN DIEGO, SHERMAN HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER, THE MUSEUM SCHOOL, ATLAS GALLERY GREELEY CO, INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE, SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, WELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, HIGH PLAINS LIBRAY DISTRICT, THE CITY OF GREELEY, THE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION, INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, NBC ~ NATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION, KPBS PUBLIC BROADCASTING,AS WELL AS OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, AND LOTS OF OTHER FRIENDS.

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THOUGHTS ON ART EDUCATION


THOUGHTS ON ART EDUCATION


WHY I BELIEVE IN ART EDUCATION : 

AN EVER-BLOOMING PHILOSOPHY

ART EDUCATION, THROUGH THE MANY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAMS AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS I HAVE LED AND PARTICIPATED IN, OFFERS TO ANYONE, CHILD, TEENAGER, OR ADULT, THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE ART AS A VESSEL TO PROCESS THIS WORLD OF PARADOX AROUND THEM, AND WITHIN THEM.  IT OFFERS OWNERSHIP OVER ONE'S OWN STORY, MAKING YOU A SUBJECT OF YOUR OWN LIFE, FULL OF CHOICE, SELF AWARENESS, AND WORLD AWARENESS. IT'S A CONDUIT TO AUTHENTICALLY INVESTIGATE YOUR IDENTITY, TO GROW IN CHARACTER, AND TO BE ENRICHED AS A COMMUNITY OR INSTITUTION.  

ART EDUCATION CAN BE A SOCIAL TOOL FOR JUSTICE, GROWING EMPATHY, AND EMPOWERING YOUR SKILLS OF ASKING GREAT QUESTIONS, TO BECOME A BETTER LISTENER TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

WE TAKE IN THE WORLD THROUGH OUR SENSES, MOST OFTEN OUR EYES, AND MAKING ART WITH OUR HANDS AND BODIES, OFFERS US A CHANCE FOR A KINETIC EXPLORATION OF OUR INTAKE, AND A WAY TO DISCERN AND PROCESS THIS CONTENT. MOST OF OUR SENSES CANNOT EXPRESS IDEAS ON OUR MINDS BEHALF, BUT OUR HANDS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE PHYSICAL PARTICIPATION WITH OF ALL THIS SENSORY INFORMATION. WE CAN THINK WITH OUR HANDS; THEY OFFER AN EXHALE TO OUR VISUAL AND AUDITORY INHALE. THEY OFFER US THE GIFT OF COMMUNING VERSUS CONSUMING WITH WHAT WE OBSERVE AROUND US.

LIFE IS A DISCOVERY PROCESS, FULL OF THE POTENTIAL TO PARTICIPATE RICHLY WITH MYSTERY.  THE ART PROGRAMMING I RUN AND COLLABORATE ON, INVESTS IN SELF AWARENESS / WORLD AWARENESS, THE ABILITY TO ARTICULATE THOUGHT AND THE FUSION OF THOUGHT MATERIAL INTO ARTWORK .  IT BUILDS COMMUNITY, EMPOWERS EMPATHY, ENCOURAGES EXPLORATIONS OF IDENTITY, TEACHES A FINE-TUNED CURIOSITY AND WONDER FOR THE NOUNS OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF, OFFERS TANGIBLE & INTANGIBLE SKILLS, MATERIAL KNOWLEDGE, AND MANIFESTS VENUES TO SHOWCASE THESE DISCOVERIES AND SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS.

 

 

LARGE SCALE INSTALLATIONS

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PROGRAMMING...

IN 2 ELEMENTS

ELEMENT 1.

THE INSIGHTFUL, IMAGINATIVE, AND ADAPTABLE CAPACITY TO SEE INTO HIDDEN AND OFTEN UNSEEN THINGS TO CRAFT INNOVATIVE PROJECTS THAT ARE DEEPLY ENGAGING, EXPLORATORY IN NATURE, EXPANSIVE IN IDEATION, AND WILDLY CREATIVE - ALL CULMINATING IN A WORLD WITHIN A WORLD.

 

ELEMENT 2.

A REFINED SKILL SET TO LOGISTICALLY ENUMERATE AND FACILITATE SUCH PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMING THROUGH CLEAR BUDGETS, CONCEPT, ATTENTION TO SAFETY PARAMETERS, TIMELINES, ASSISTANTS, AND A THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF THE SCOPE OF WORK AND ALL THAT IT ENTAILS.

 
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