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One Stop Auto Parts (Detail) by Isaac Haney © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media
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#StoriesBehindtheArt: Isaac Haney-Owens

Posted on June 23, 2017

Fairly new to Creativity Explored's studio, Isaac Haney-Owens is keen to share his ideas and creations "because I want donors and board members and other supporters to know that I'm one of the artists they're helping." Below are his comments on a few of his favorite artworks.

(1) "I like recreating old signs that may not be there years from now. Preserving the signs and the memories. I like signs because they tell me what the place is, and because I’m a very visual person. It helps me to understand what a place is if I can see the sign. Also some signs are nice and they look cool."

(2) "I’m from Emeryville, CA. It’s a very small city between Oakland and Berkeley, and many people might not have heard about it. When I was a kid, my parents would drive me up and down that street a lot. That was the main street we used to get where we were going. That’s why I like the signs from old businesses on San Pablo Avenue so much."

(3) "[Lo Cost Liquor] is an independent convenience store that’s located on San Pablo Ave in the city of Berkeley. It’s interesting to see that arrow pointing to parking because usually at these independent convenience stores, you don’t see an arrow pointing to parking."

(4) "[The Twin Castle Express] was a fast-food American/Chinese place that was around before I was a kid, and by the time I was a kid, it was out of service. It was vacant. It was a castle-themed place. And on the outside of the building near the roof there was these triangle shapes that had different characters in them dressed like that period of time. One of the signs at the top of the building was a bear with a crown on it. It’s kinda cool. Now the building’s gone. The spot is going to be redeveloped for something else."

(5) "I’m most happy when I get to do things that I want to do and I get plan out my day. I like that because I have something to look forward to. I don’t really like when people plan my life for me, or plan out my day for me because they don’t know what I like to do. I feel like it’s my life so I should be running it, not having someone else run it for me."



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(1) Books by Isaac Haney-Owens © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media
(2) Donut Time by Isaac Haney-Owens © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media
(3) Lo-CostLiquor by Isaac Haney-Owens © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media
(4) Twin Castle Express (Detail) by Isaac Haney-Owens © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media
(5) Haney-Owens with an in-progress piece

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