"Paleontologist-Futurist" and transmedia artist Michael Garfield's work helps people navigate our age of "global weirding" — and inspires the curiosity and playfulness we'll need to thrive in it. As a painter and digital artist, Michael draws inspiration from his background as a psychonaut and scientific illustrator to make everything from murals to apparel, body art to book and album covers. As a multi-instrumentalist musician, Michael’s songs and fully-improvised performances have opened hearts and minds across four continents. His music has been featured everywhere from PBS to COSM, Burning Man to Meow Wolf, peer-reviewed archaeology research papers to the Phase II & III MDMA human trials. As an author, essayist and internationally-charting podcast host, Michael remixes science, art, philosophy, and myth to foster vital conversations at the frothy edges of the known and knowable.
Book him today for custom art and music (film scores especially!), for creative and strategic consultation, or for synthesis, translation, innovation, and communication work with any client who might benefit from richer context, deeper questions, and a more dynamic and engaging way to build community and tell their story.
Check out my regularly-updated list of available originals here. I am also open for commissions. Everything's negotiable and I'm happy to work out a payment plan if necessary. Thanks for browsing!