Santa Cruz local Elijah Pfotenhauer, born on 1980, studied at Cal Arts, Valencia and Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. His work is a balanced mix and blend of organic/natural elements with mechanical man made technology. Elijah personally utilizes painting and visual art to engage and uplift the community. He believes that art is the tool to unite people across lines of age, race, sex and general socio economic backgrounds.
Elijah's work has been shown at a variety of galleries in the bay area including: The Hide Gallery, The Mill, Mama Buzz and 4th Street Triumph. In addition he also has murals across California, Europe and Asia.
For more info you can view his website at http://www.paintedladder.com/about-2/