“Dag works a lot in cardboard, but you’d never know it’s cardboard by looking at it.” -T.A.
Dag Weiser works in a variety of media including oil painting on canvas, pastel, ink, bronze, and found-object assemblage. His creative work also includes music and sound collage, and he is a graphic artist and logo designer.
He has been producing multi-media art projects for over 30 years. Since 1976, when he helped create the first and only completely cardboard boat to compete in the annual Capitola Begonia Float Parade, cardboard has been his medium of choice.
In recent years, Dag has worked extensively in cardboard creating elaborate props and sets for his own art installations, for the Moving and Storage Performance Company/Crash, Burn and Die Dance Company, and for other theatrical groups and event. (Santa Cruz Sentinel article)
Beginning in 1983, he has produced a large-scale art installation for neighborhood Halloween trick-or-treaters in his Eastside Santa Cruz, California yard. The installations, each year a different (distinctly non-Halloween) theme, are constructed from painted recycled cardboard and other recycled materials. He has also worked on non-cardboard corporate set projects for HP and Cisco.
In 2002 he participated in the 418 Project’s Pony Brigade with his
pony, “Who’s Really In The Saddle.” The plastic child's
rocking pony is painted and has an electrically-powered painted wood sculpture
attached. “Who’s Really In The Saddle” was displayed during
the First Night Santa Cruz New Years' Eve event and in the front window at
the Metro Santa Cruz newspaper offices on Front Street.
(Pony at the Metro Santa Cruz office article)
(First Night Metro article)
(Santa Cruz Sentinel article)
Dag DJ'd a late-night music show on KUSP between 2000 and 2004, The Other Side of the Tracks, playing a unique mix of industrial, avant garde, and outside jazz.
Full art resume available on request.