Jesse Quam - Reasoning & Distractions In Life


To paint is the most terrific thing that there is, but to do it well is very difficult. -Frida Kahlo

Jesse Quam - Street Cred


My name’s Mark, I ride a scooter.  I’m Badass.. -Blink 182

Jesse Quam - OG Logo Tee


According to traditional Japanese beliefs, the tortoise is a haven for immortals and the world mountain, and symbolizes longevity, good luck, and support. It is the symbol of Kumpira, the god of seafaring people.

Jesse Quam - Quiver

The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.
-Stanley Kunitz

Jesse Quam - Come Alive

I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste. -Srikumar Rao

Jesse Quam - She



That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. -Lauryn Hill

Jesse Quam - Prince At The Ritz 1981


My hair is capable of doing a lot of different things. -Prince


Jesse Quam - Cope With This

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -Rumi



Jesse Quam - Green Machine


The future will either be green or not at all. -Bob Brown

Jesse Quam - Outsider


They grew up on the outside of society. They weren't looking for a fight. They were looking to belong. -S.E. Hinton

Jesse Quam - Jane Jetson



JANE! STOP THIS CRAZY THING!! HELP JANE!!!! -George Jetson

Jesse Quam - Inner Child


“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” - Francis Bacon



Jesse Quam - Inner Spirit



The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. -Albert Einstein

Jesse Quam - Mystery




My splendid Art, you inspire me to write.
I love the way you see and listen,
invading my mind day and through the night,
always dreaming about the created mysteries.

Let me compare you to a sanctuary?
You are more dizzy, fizzy and busy.
Snow chills the berries of January,
and wintertime has the blended dizzy.

How do I love you? Let me count the ways.
I love your ominous Earth, eyes and head.
Thinking of your fancy Eyes fills my days.
My love for you is the active wellhead.

Now I must away with a sublime heart,
remember my vast dreams whilst we're apart.

Jesse Quam - Hello


Time spent with cats is never wasted –Sigmund Freud




Jesse Quam - Elephant Love



Now the question is - are you ready, for the real revolution?
Which is the evolution of the mind?
If you seek then you shall find that we all come from the divine.
You dig what I'm saying?
Now if you take heed to the words of wisdom
that are written on the walls of life
then universally, we will stand and divided we will fall.
Because love conquers all, you understand what I'm saying?
This is a call to all you sleeping souls.
Wake up and take control of your own cipher
and be on the lookout for the spirit snipers
trying to steal your light; you know what I'm saying?
Look within side yourself, for peace
Give thanks, live life and release.
You dig me? You got me?

Jesse Quam - Yayoi


Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. 
-Yayoi Kusama

Jesse Quam - Self Portrait


We have art in order not to die of the truth.  -Friedrich Nietzsche



Jesse Quam - Love




Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. -Lao Tzu

Jesse Quam - Still Life



You are so many you are not just one. –Karin Broos

Meta Project - Love Mural

Photo by Johnny Madison 2017


Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
-Oscar Wilde