Mac Hillenbrand

  • The Sword in the Ashes Seas
    $2,375
  • Brown Banded Bamboo Shark
    $925
  • Owyn’s La Jolla Yellowtail
    $2,375
  • Torrey Pines
    $1,225
  • SOLD

    Ash, cerner-swail blue
    Ash, cerner-swail blue
    $175
  • Small elder Reefs
    $125
  • Eucalyptus Coast
    $125
  • Eucalyptus Coast #13
    $125
  • Myrtle Beach #4
    $125
  • Myrtle Beach #3
    $125
  • She-Oak vertical
    $175
  • The Archipelago
    $1,225
  • The Wayward Coast
    $1,875
  • SOLD

    Small Light Blue Pine
    Small Light Blue Pine
    $125
  • Northern Exposure
    $1,875
Mac Hillenbrand is the founder of the infamous underground Artspace warehouse rock club and speakeasy The French Fry Factory (03’-05’ Oakland.) He is the leader of his own surf gang The Coalition for Sharping and a former resident of Baja’s East Cape. He is Disk Jockey Old Spice the vinyl only northern soul and oldies DJ. A solo through hiker of the John Muir Trail and the owner of the marquetry art business Amber Waves of Grain. He holds a C-33 painting contractor’s licensing and lives, works, and surfs in San Diego. Above all, he is working to be the first person to use marquetry wood veneering techniques specifically to explore the aesthetic organic parallels between wood grain characteristics and oceanic textures.

The artist’s job is to “make pretty.” Sometimes pretty things. Sometimes beautiful ideas. I strive to do both.

But what makes a beautiful idea beautiful is the relief or reconciliation it yields its beholder. An epiphany about some newly learned truth can be a beautiful idea just as well as escapist dreams can be. When I make art, I seek to manifest my own dominion of beautiful ideas into yours and meet you in this ethereal realm where this happens. When an art piece takes you to this place, you’ll know it and I’ll see you there. ~ Mac Hillenbrand

Mac Hillenbrand Portrait
At home installation of Owyn's La Jolla Yellowtail
At home installation of Torrey Pines
At home installation of Mac Hillenbrand