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Apak Studio: Aaron and Ayumi PilandIllustration // Monday, 28 Jan 2013
'Apak is Aaron and Ayumi Piland. They are a child-like husband and wife collaborative art team who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Since 2005 they have created artwork together as a way exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and each other. They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals. It is their goal to bring something fresh, beautiful, and meaningful into the world in hopes of inspiring the next generation to live simply, peacefully, and in harmony with nature and each other.'