Past Collaborations & Commissions
Mixed materials artist Blake McFarland primarily uses unique recycled materials to create amazing pieces of art. Each Sculpture uses strategically placed materials which are woven, fastened and secured, creating amazing muscle-like definition or fur of the subject. Each sculpture can take up to three months to complete and has amazingly detailed features. Blake Loves to be Eco-friendly by using sustainable materials and taking trash off the streets and out of landfills.
Blake was born and raised in San Jose, CA and is proud to have his art showcased in local and national settings. Sculptures are currently showcased at prestigious locations like the Fiserv Forum arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, Quicken Loans Arena for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Notre Dame University, University of Southern California, Ohio State University, Clemson University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, The University of Alabama, Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University, Penn State University, The University of Memphis and Western Michigan University. Blake has also done commissioned work for companies like Goodyear Tires, Lululemon, Hyundai, Nothing But Tires and The Sports and the Arts.
Blake excelled in athletics during high school. Blake received a scholarship to San Jose State University for baseball where he was named Rookie of the Year and First Team all WAC conference pitcher. Blake graduated from college in 2011 with a degree in Psychology, achieved many athletic accolades and was on the presidents honor roll. In June of 2011 Blake began his professional baseball career with the Toronto Blue Jays as a pitcher. In 2013 he was named a Mid-Season All-Star in the High A affiliate for the Blue Jays in Dunedin Florida. In 2014 Blake posted a 2.89 ERA between High A and Double A in New Hampshire. During the Fall in 2014 Blake did not allow a single run in the highly competitive Arizona Fall League. Blake was added to the Blue Jays 40 man roster following his outstanding 2015 season. In 2016 Blake suffered a shoulder injury out of spring training which he rehabbed for two full years before retiring in 2018. Blake now devotes 100% of his time to new artwork and is extremely excited for what the future holds.