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.