Max Roemer is a sculptor and painter known for his play with found materials and natural objects. He lives in Encinitas, CA, where his basic daily habits of cooking, surfing, gardening, reading and making art let things become what he imagines them to be: trees turned to figures and animals, portraits and icons from sawdust and sand. His work is short in place and long in time: hyper-local and foraging yards, fields and beaches within a quarter mile; and invoking art history and traditions of scholars and recluses. He grew up in Bavaria, in a landscape dotted with baroque onion domes, studied Philosophy and Economics in Heidelberg, London and Cologne, and now has laid roots by the onion domes of Swamis.