Owen Johnson

Detroit, MI, USA

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  • Artist
  • MICA 2007-2009
  • From Fargo ND
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About Me

Artist, Traveler, Celiac, Driftwood Preservationist, free radical.
Portfolio Site: http://postmedium.com/owen_francis_johnson_

Living in SE Detroit, looking for a house to buy so I can host again, volunteering for the Bernie Sanders Campaign, Eating healthy, making art, trying to see as many sunsets as possible. Trying to find a guitar teacher in my neighborhood.

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.


Positive. I think CS is a noble idea and it helps bridge gaps that direly need to be bridged, & helps the world become safer funner and freer.


Human beings and the Universe. 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, and Books

I love music. I'm particularly into African music, Jazz, Blues, old timey music. 60's hippy music. Blues, Soul, Reggae & much much more. Always excited to hear new music. Enjoy movies that are well written acted directed etc. Kurosawa is a favorite, especially Yojimbo and Seven Samurai.
Currently reading "resurrection" by Leo Tolstoy & "Outsider in the White House" by Bernie Sanders & Huck Gutman

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. I can teach basic crochet, dreamcatcher weaving, patchwork, & share tips on clay sculpting & other art media.

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.

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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