Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland are the fantastical magical duoknown as APAK. They are a childlike husband and wife collaborative art group who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They create artwork together as a wayexploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressingtheir love for life and each other.
They are known in particular for creating rich and colorfulgouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals, the landscapes are familiar yetsurreal, hinting at a fantastic narrative while suggesting truths about thereal world at the same time. Please visit them online at www.apakstudio.com