Portland Spring/Summer is here and I think I'm done hibernating.  April should be a productive month, but first here's a few pictures of some completed February projects mentioned in the last blog post:

Portland beaver commission

"Montauk" finished commission on the right and not yet titled work in progress on the left.

All finished and coming very soon is a new "Wake Up Show" illustration for Sway, RoQ'y TyRaiD, and the rest of the Wake Up Show crew.  I'm pretty excited for this one.  Previous RoQ'y commissions have been based on movies and this one continues the trend with a classic.

The large black walnut paintings should wrap up this month.  Pictures will be in the next blog update.  They have been sourced, dried out, cut to size, chiseled, drilled, belt sanded, orbital sanded, and are ready to be custom water based dyed, then painted.  They will most likely have a multi colored triangulated pixel skull on them with a geometric pattern background. Two of the four are available.

New 8-bit shapes will be added by the next update as well.  Jumping Mega Man and Yoshi.

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Stickers are in!  Sending out a bunch along with 5 full size ghosts cut from wood and coated with resin.  The stickers are 4"X4" on vinyl and weatherproof.  The checkout portion of the shop should be finished soon, but if you would like some stickers sooner, email me at scottdavidbowen@gmail.com.  Starting this month off with a large wall mural for some friends in portland.  I will have pictures of it, as well as the last three commissions up by the next blog post.



Spent the last few days working on the new album cover for Side Saddle, folk/pop music by Ian McGuinness from Astoria NY.  Check out the previous album cover, and his song "Reverie" here:


Also, coming this month is 500 clear vinyl restless ghost stickers!  They are 4"X4" with the restless ghost logo and white font on a clear background.

Commissions over the next couple weeks are a landscape painting, and two large pixel skull paintings on 2ft cross sections of black walnut.  A couple had their walnut tree knocked down in a storm and I salvaged a lower portion of the trunk.  Once it is finished drying it will be belt sanded and stained.  I cant wait to see how these come out.  I have two more cross sections from this tree if anyone wants to claim them.  Progress shots will be posted in a couple weeks.  Thanks for checking out the blog.  ciao



Under unspeakable circumstances, scottdavid was born in 1984 to an unwed, unwanting 13 year old girl in Phoenix Arizona. Given away to a Baptist family in Waco, Tx, the young babe became born again upon barely being born.  In junior high his pro-basketball hopes were dashed by a pacemaker implantation, so the crippled youth turned to art.  Unknowing of his origin and lineage, he acted out, instinctively responding to the dark, mysterious past from which he emerged.  Petty theft, underage drinking, drug use, and devious sex acts with migrant workers dominated his high school years, leading to juvenile hall and eventually a boys' home/prep school in Vermont.

At 18, scottdavid escaped the single sex classroom, and joined the likes of Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake to work on a series of projections for David Lynch's sensory deprivation tank.  Scottdavid's first show, called Look What I Made, rocked the mirrored walls and tables of seedy, pre-gentrified 11211.  His precise mixed media lines adorned any available surface in college party pads all over Brooklyn.  A large body of work appeared exclusively at 514 Lorimer, a converted 1970's basement dance studio belonging to PR giant Kissoon Kim and lawyer benefactor Sunny G.  A stunning piece entitled "Mom, Are You Out There?" was part of scottdavid's highly acclaimed Whitney show Blargh Bleep Blop and featured on the cover of Art Forum magazine.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, his bereft adoptive parents filled the void he left with eight Taiwanese foster children.

In the summer of 2007 during a Homer's Odyssey re-enactment rave in Astoria, Queens, an epiphany struck the drug-addled stray in the form of a pacemaker/defibrillator malfunction, leaving him between life and death.  With the whine of a charging capacitor, scottdavid returned to the living.  Art collectors worldwide lamented his second chance. 

In 2012, at the height of the global economic crisis, scottdavid drove to Portland Oregon without delay or clue.  In this blog (updated the first monday of every month) you will see overt reactions to materialism, overpopulation, celebrity, video games, and mortality.

-cole hewlett


"It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconsistency is my very essence' -says the wheel- 'Rise up on my spokes if you like, but don't complain when you are cast back down into the depths.' Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it is also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away."