MADE IN CALIFORNIA EPISODE 2: ARTIST MIKE WEBER FINDS BALANCE IN NATURE | PRODUCED BY GOLDEN STATE
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One of the magnificent things about living in California is you can wake up to the sounds of waves and, in only a few short hours, find yourself tucked away in a cozy mountain cabin in the middle of a national forest.
Mixed-media artist Mike Weber has spent the last seven years doing just that, splitting his time between his city dwelling and his historic rustic cabin in the San Bernardino National Forest. Originally from Missouri, and later living in Washington D.C., Weber has spent his life with one foot in and one foot out of nature.
“It’s almost like the locations of where I work are mixed media as well,” says Weber. “I’m mixing all these materials to create this final object, but I’m also mixing an urban lifestyle with a mountain lifestyle. They are both my studio in a way. I do a lot of the production work in Los Angeles, but most of my photography is done in the wilderness. Combining the two feels very natural to me because I always have one foot in and one foot out—and that’s what makes me feel balanced.”