“It is the Alpha and Omega.” This is what Bruce Krakauer, our account manager here at BSP had to say when we asked him what art meant for him, “It is the nexus that ties together all disciplines, academia and soul.” Bruce is a go-to man, sitting at the front of our offices working away at his desk on anything from sales processing to maintenance. One would never know of the amazing artwork he has made by his quiet and humble demeanor. This piece, “Ji Ri Mu Ge” was done with acrylic on wood in a “painstaking process – without the pain”. Ji Ri Mu Ge – meaning unity, oneness, no separation – ties to the ideas that Bruce had while creating this detailed piece which was completed in 1993. “Imagine the fabric of everything being pulled apart, pushed forward to backward, constructing and deconstructing at the same time.” Deep stuff!
Bruce grew up in Des Moines, moving away to graduate with his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee. After this, he spent 12 years in the sunshine state in San Francisco, and then finally found his place here in Hawai’i. We asked Bruce what inspired him the most and his answer was simple – Nature. Looking at the history of where he has lived, you can see how their environments would influence his artistic styles. In regards to collaborating with other artists, he has his top choices lined up, those including Jim Ellis, Clay Grahm and Ariel Electron, who are all members of the Art Mafia.
Besides being an account manager, and a talented artist, he enjoys yard sculpting and using his favorite media – mashed potatoes. (We hope you’ve seen Close Encounters)
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro!” Raul Duke