Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Hi everyone, I'm Jason and I'd like to thank you for checking out my work here on Deviant Art!
I'll make this short and sweet...
Growing up Halloween was a big event for me. Mom's birthday is on Halloween, so year after year we'd put on a show for the neighborhood. This caused me to start doing special effects make-up. I loved the reaction I got from people so much that I would occasionally do a quick wound on myself before school and freak out classmates and teachers during the day. Little things like golf-ball sized boils filled with mayo and fake blood or having a toothpick stuck in my arm were fairly common for me to do.
My Senior year of high school I worked on all the make-up for our drama (that's right, I said it) club haunted house and the next year I found myself working for the Haunted Hotel haunted house in downtown San Diego where I got to be a monster for two seasons, and by seasons I mean Octobers. By my third season I was in the role of make-up artist. From there my future wife, then girlfriend asked me what I wanted to do next and I replied with sculpture, more specifically making Halloween masks.
Actually, I left out the fact that during that time I worked at a casino on graveyardshift maintanence (have you ever had to clean up a woman's hepatitis infected menstrual fluid, not only on her chair but also the slot machine she was slaving away on? I mean, how the hell does that even happen?). Sorry, now I'm just bragging. My first tax return (ever) from that very interesting year of my life went to mask-making supplies)
After 2 years experience all on my own I was hired by Disguise Inc in October 2004, a Halloween company here in San Diego where I worked as a mold maker. In December of 2008 I began working for their competition, Rubies, which just happened to be here in San Diego as well where I'm currently employed as a sculptor. I know I got really lucky with this. I've been fortunate enough to learn, work for, and with some truly impressive homosapiens.
I only hope to one day be as good as, blah blah blah... they know they're awesome.
Ok, I lied. It's not short nor sweet.
So yeah that's my creative story so far. I have alot of projects in the works and I can't wait to show you and the rest of the world what I have to offer.