Timeline of Work

2017 OREGON COAST

CARTM Art Show and Fundraiser

“FNALY” and “Work, Life Balance” trash art hanging sculptures completed

“Dispersed Camping Tree Stories”, photo project created–an ongoing investigation of the condition of the trees at various national forest campsites

2015 PORTLAND

“An Exploration of the Fifth Season” Show at Miss Zumstein Bakery and Coffee Shop

“Care Model” completed

BLUEMAN-SUIT completed

Hand-built bike “Virgil” completed

“Je M’Appelle Steve” oil painting completed

“Nomadic Shadowbox” sculpture completed

“Song for a Magnolia”, commissioned painting, collaboration with Billy von Raven

“As Much Again”, a photographic investigation

“The Cabana” building complete—salvage building of artist’s living quarters, 99 sq ft, collaboration with Billy von Raven

“Acme: Art Creation Music Experience”—salvage building of artist’s studio, 110 sq ft, complete, collaboration with Billy von Raven

“Symphoricarpos albus”—painting and drawing commission/collaboration with Billy von Raven

“Lifeofspence.wordpress.com” goes online

2014 NEW MEXICO

“Human Thinking Animal” by Billy von Raven—played guitar and percussion on the album

Poem “Our Souls’ Inheritance” published by Zuni Mountain Poets in an anthology titled “Querencia”—interviewed by the Gallup Independent

Sculptures “Boundaries” (found wire, screwdrivers,  carved wood, ax handles, walking staff)  and “Sound Portal” (found wire, screen door, recording soundboard) completed

Poem manuscript “Cactus Blooms” completed

2013 NEW MEXICO

“For the Night Surely Comes” by Maxwell von Raven—played percussion on the album

Completion and showing of “4 Faces of El Morro”—acrylic on wood paintings

Salvage wood cut series—“Wood stove”, “Owlet” and “Tony and Eden’s Gate”

“Cactus Blooms”—acrylic on wood painting completed

“Tower and Figures”—acrylic painting on wood completed

2012 VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Creation of the blog “Coupleohuckleberries” with Billy von Raven

Hiked 150 miles of the John Muir Trail

2010 PORTLAND

Member of Switchyard Studios

Creation of “Trashlines”—ongoing sculptural investigation of human trash blended with natural materials in various settings and wall hangings

Hiked 150 miles from Gold Beach, OR to Arcata, CA

2009 PORTLAND

Attended Portland Community College, pursuing Biology

Published blog “Thermal Jerk

Self-published a 4 zine poetry series titled “Mr.SmithGoesToBed”

2007 PORTLAND

Attended Oregon College of Art and Craft as a post-bachelor student in furniture-making

Actor, speaker and dramatist Bastian Cole stages a public reading in Chapel Hill, NC of poetry from the zine series “LifeofSpence”

Worked with The Northwest Earth Institute, learning about and shipping their educational manuscripts

2006 PORTLAND

“LifeofSpence”—a 5 zine series self-published

Built 3 bicycles

2002 PORTLAND

“Raincoats”—a visual arts show held at the Alberta Co-op—paintings and drawings on found materials

Participant in a group show held at The ReBuilding Center, displaying artists who choose to focus on using found materials

2000 MICHGAN

“Toast”—series of drawings on paper completed

“Whoever You Are”—folk music album released

1999 MICHGAN

Volunteer, Kalamazoo Art Institute

1998 MICHIGAN

Graphics Editor and photographer for Western Herald, Western Michigan University

Showing of “Colorized”—a series of photography portraits shot at live musical venues

Showing of “J.S.: An Investigation”—black and white photography portraits of J. Steltzer

“Cold Places” completed and shown—a black and white photography series of people and places of Michigan

Acquired Bachelors of Arts from Western Michigan University, double-major in Art and Journalism

Band photography for “Packaged Bliss” and “The Overtones”

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