This site possibly inspired by a mid-life crisis!
My name is John Scane, I was born in Los Angeles in 1967. At the moment of writing this I am 45 years old and if i'm lucky my life is only half over. Welcome to ScaneLife!
For over 20 years I've worked as a professional artist, woodworker and teacher exhibiting and selling my work. While being an artist is not the easiest way to make a living, I have had many collectors and clients and appreciate their support. For the most part, I am living life as I choose and making the work I want to make. I have had many opportunities to travel, see the world and meet interesting people and this has greatly influenced my work. I love to communicate my ideas visually but to be honest, I HATE to write!
In the last year and a half I have ( with my wife's help ) had our only child, a daughter. I also lost my father suddenly to a heart attack. Two pretty dramatic events and while they happen to millions of people everyday they've made me think of the now obvious...What if something where to happen to me? My daughter might want to know things about my life that she can't ask me at the moment. So among other things this website will force me to put down thoughts that someday she might find interesting. It will also be a challenge for myself to become a better writer and hopefully gain and give more insight into my work by exploring some of the reasons I make it.
On ScaneLife you will find a wide variety of the works that I've made over the last 20+ years. Art, furniture, photography, videos and some of the stories and ideas attached to them. Selected works and photographs are for sale so please take your time browsing and check back often as I will constantly be updating, adding images, holding contests and having sales!