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Owen Johnson

Detroit, MI, USA

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Last login 5 days ago

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  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Artist
  • MICA 2007-2009
  • From Fargo ND
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Artist, Traveler, Celiac, Driftwood Preservationist, cantankerous crab-apple. Sexuality: Curved, Race: Earthling, Ethnicity: Pink, spirituality/religion: Pastafarian, politics: heretic.
Portfolio Site: http://postmedium.com/owen_francis_johnson_

Falling in love with a good woman, getting to know Detroit, and looking for a home somewhere in this world.

Peace and Balance

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I have hosted and surfed, mostly surfed. I have had great experiences with both. Looking forward to hosting in Detroit soon. People who've hosted me, like Johnny Sacco, inspire me to want to be a great host.


Positive. I think CS is a noble idea and it helps bridge gaps that direly need to be bridged, especially between the rest of the world & the US which tends to be isolationist & full of itself, and by doing so helps the world become safer funner and more democratic.


Human beings and the Universe. My awesome companion who is lighting up my life. Also clay sculpture, found object sculpture, drawing, painting, illustration, sewing, crochet, driftwood collection/preservation, MUSIC(listening to and making... I can sing pretty well and sort of play the drums), performance art, walking, biking, Trees, literature, fiction & nonfiction, comic books & graphic novels, watching movies, rural environments, Urban environments, salvage,talking, listening, Healthy food. protest/social reform. DIY/Alternatives to capitalism.

Music, Movies & Books

I love music. I'm particularly into African music, Jazz, Blues, old timey music. 60's hippy music. Blues, Soul, Reggae & whatnot. My companion is exposing me to a lot of stuff from the 80's(the era of my birth): industrial, new wave etc. and a lot of good music generally. Please do the same... I am here to learn!
Enjoy movies that are well written acted directed etc. Kurosawa is a favorite, especially Yojimbo and Seven Samurai.
Currently looking for a good book to read... I just haven't been able to concentrate on any books other than comic books/graphic novels for a while unfortunately. Part of the eb & flow of life no doubt, hopefully I'll come across just the right book soon.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

A walk in the woods. Any woods.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll show you art objects I've made and listen to your story. I will try to respect you for the god/ant/star/human driftwood that you are. I may even throw some weird vegetable mush together for us.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I usually share food or something artsy &or crafty. I can ramble on(and on, and on) about various things. I'd like to become a positive part of the social ecosystem somewhere in the world, a good neighbor and a happy, productive, respected, & accepted community member. Or a crabby hermit in a ramshackle shack in the middle of a cactus patch thumbing his nose at the collective insanity that is human society.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Ecuador, Italy, Jamaica, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Sweden, United States

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