Donovan Soland's Profile

About

I've been creating art ever since I could use a crayon.Through the years I've always been drawing,painting and sculpting.Some of the art in the past I've done was illustrations for old punk bands,tattoos and zines.I also sold some of my drawings and clay creations on the streets when I was younger experiencing the word by hoping freight trains and traveling around the north American continent.At this point of my life I have been able to use my talents and put them into one form of art.I Use various oz. of vegetable tanned tooling leather to make my creations.Masks and mask ceremony's from many cultures have always been an obsession with me.From my childhood when I painted my face and made masks from paper for me and my toys until now as I study masks used in self transformation,ceremony's and rites. I'm a self taught leather worker.I've been working with tooling leather for about 10 years.I have been doing a fair circuit for about 4…

Read more

  • Male
  • Joined December 19, 2007

Favorite materials

tooling leather, acrylic paint, ink, pencils, pens, card stock paper, clays, wood, leather tools, sharpies, blades, leather shears, clay tools

Shop

About

I've been creating art ever since I could use a crayon.Through the years I've always been drawing,painting and sculpting.Some of the art in the past I've done was illustrations for old punk bands,tattoos and zines.I also sold some of my drawings and clay creations on the streets when I was younger experiencing the word by hoping freight trains and traveling around the north American continent.At this point of my life I have been able to use my talents and put them into one form of art.I Use various oz. of vegetable tanned tooling leather to make my creations.Masks and mask ceremony's from many cultures have always been an obsession with me.From my childhood when I painted my face and made masks from paper for me and my toys until now as I study masks used in self transformation,ceremony's and rites. I'm a self taught leather worker.I've been working with tooling leather for about 10 years.I have been doing a fair circuit for about 4 years.I do some east coast and west coast fairs.I've had some of my work displayed in small art shows and coffee shop's. All my creations are deeply inspired by nature,birds,mythology,music,dreams,fellow artists and my child Nico.All my creations are original and one of a kind.The work put into my creations is all me. From drawing the designs to hand cutting(no laser cutters),tooling,painting and wet forming. Every piece is signed by me and has a water resistant varnish applied to make the piece safe from the elements and perspiration.The work you see on the site will be recreated as close as I can.This makes up for a work that is unique and not just reproduced fast and sloppy to get out as soon as possible.Most of the designs I have in stock.But if not some orders according to the nature would have to be made and could take up to two weeks to send.So I hope you like the site and thanks for visiting.
Cheers,
Donovan

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?