Artist: Jacob "Maker Jake" Ginga
The Maker Jake x Gilson collaboration goes back to our education roots. Jake is a teacher and an accomplished artist. His artwork is inspired by his life and his connection to his family. He paints each piece of artwork by hand first, and then we work together to lay out his creations for our sublimation studio.
All Mountain BASE
Soft Edge & Butter Pad BASE MATERIAL
4001 Sintered Ptex
ARTIST BIO: Jacob "Maker Jake" Ginga
Born into a widely respected and involved Native American family from Massachusetts, Maker Jake feels that he is forever occupying the cultural space between his Native Heritage and his traditional American upbringing. His work is primarily a study of visual culture and a representation of himself in that emotionally complicated space. His paintings depict colorful and powerful portraits that are dismantled and pieced back together, creating artworks that combine cultural pattern work with contemporary design. It’s hard to say whether his process brings him closer to his Native Heritage, or merely cements him in this place of emotional and visual limbo.