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Solar Bottle Pixel Project

Posted on June 11, 2016 at 1:18pm by Comments Off
Solar Bottle Pixel Project


Tadahhh! Here is the finished installation of our Solar Bottle Pixel Project on Parang Sumo beach, Java, Indonesia. We couldn’t have done it without the Gardu Action Team– they worked even while fasting for Ramadan! Matarnoan Budy Bamboo!

I am really proud of this co-creation. True, its a super simple concept, but underneath it manifests some core artistic philiosophy that have […]

Old Paintings Re-Discovered

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:13am by Comments Off
Old Paintings Re-Discovered

Alright, as promised, here are the shots of the paintings I recently discovered buried in the basement.  What a blast from the past– and an excuse to put up a little sale.  Like one?  Drop me a line!  Prices range from 25$ (What Dreams May Come)  to 800$ (The Kite).  The photos aren’t all that great– they all look a […]

Mini Mandala

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 9:46am by Comments Off
Mini Mandala

Talk about Fun!  One of the professor’s from a local college here in Mountain Province was in need of help for the art component of his curriculum.  He invited me to come and do a painting workshop.

It just so happened that I had three very adventurous and artistic couchs urfers with me this past weekend.  They were game for some […]

Our Bottle Brick Wall Experiment is a Success

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 12:58pm by Russell Maier Comments Off
Our Bottle Brick Wall Experiment is a Success


This is the unfolding of a trash wall built by the village youth and I this month.  It is built  from bottle bricks stuffed with trash that we salvaged from the river. The humble (yet beautiful!) wall is a community showcase of the potential of this collaborative, trash-transmuting, and very low cost building technique. We’ll next take the method to […]

‘Persistence’ — Our Latest Abstract Trash Canvas!

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:23pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

 Detail from canvas #4: Persistence
So, you all I’ve been working with Trash. We’re making all sorts of great products with the trash weaving in the villages– from bags to wallets to placemats.   These weavings are collaborations with communities as we collect, wash, cut, and assemble the trash.

Of course, I am first and foremost an artist. Thus, what I […]

Victoria Exhibition

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 7:55pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

My paintings are on exhibition in Victoria at the moment! This however is the last week that they are up.

Its is a show featuring homeless artists– which fit perfectly with my artistic journey over the last year and a half. I had several paintings shipped down from Smithers for the show and my brother helped with the logisitcs.

Should […]

Art Catalogue: From Fears to Dreams

Posted on December 6, 2009 at 4:43am by Russell Maier Comments Off

Ok! My latest art catalogue is now online.

This contains my work from Smithers to Slovenia. If anything strikes you, drop me a line and I can direct you to the larger photos of the paintings. I am happy to work out creative payment arrangements also. Prices are in dollars.

I haven’t done […]

I am the Dream

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:02pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

Yesterday, Stefano, after a tour of the tumultous city of Trieste, took me up to a cliff overlooking Trieste and the Adriatic sea. Off in the distance you could see Slovenia, Italy and even Croatia. I enthusiastically put my hands in the air told him that at the very moment I was living my dream– biking around the […]

Love is Beautiful

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 6:20am by Russell Maier Comments Off

This is my last painting from my Berlin Simple Series. I post this on my last night in Berlin. It is an a propos post for this conclusive night. The painting’s title is a reflection of both my feeling and experience here in Berlin: “Love is Beautiful”.

I won’t write anything about this one tonight. […]

Words are very unnecessary

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 6:41pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

This morning I said good bye to Peggy.

Making beautiful friendships and connections is one of the hazards of my journey. Because of my journey I meet so many wonderful people. Because of my journey, I must also say good bye.

Yesterday, Peggy took me up to the top of the Berlin TV tower. This […]