Tophographics is the online store of Topher Sipes, a fine artist, live digital painter, performance animator, pyrographer, graphic designer, illustrator, hoop dancer, environmental interpreter, community art organizer and lucid dream journalist. His multifaceted creative background along with his connection to one of North America’s most biologically diverse ecosystems, the San Marcos Springs, inspires a synthesis of boundary dissolving visionary expression. With about three decades of drawing experience, he’s studied with animators and entertainment designers, has a BFA in Communication Design, received numerous awards in visual art & design, collaborated with dozens of other creatives on and off stage and shared workshops on digital painting, hoop dancing and lucid dream journaling.
He’s also lead visualist, creative director and co-creator of ARTheism, the live “dance-imation” performance group founded with lead dancer and choreographer, Samantha Beasley. Together, they combine real time, hand-controlled animation (via touch screen or digital drawing tablet) projected over modern dance facilitating a light-based contact improvisational movement dialogue between the performers.
Topher is available for graphic design, illustration, commissions, live digital painting/animation performances and visual communication design in general. More examples of Topher's work can be seen at tophersipes.com