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Sean Howe

Sean Howe

Art Practice
BFA: Ceramics, University of Washington, 2007
Permaculture Designer, Urban Permaculture Institute of SF, 2010


Sean Howe is an artist and geologist. Using common everyday objects with natural materials to make sculpture, painting, video, photography and collage, he merges the natural world with the human made. As our plastics begin to be embedded in layers of geologic strata, comparably the viewer can see the natural world interrupted by a microwave, trash bag or light bulb in Sean's work. Similar to a geologist, you have to search through levels of visual wonder to see the infrastructure of collected junk, exposing a deeper level of material. The juxtaposition of the natural beauty, folk aesthetic and the found object parallels geology's new found understanding of how our human epoch will be represented in geologic time. Undoubtedly future civilizations will unknowingly uncover Sean's work buried among the detritus of our daily lives, and won't be able to tell the difference.


Jan 2017


May 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018
February 7, 2017 to March 24, 2017