Oakland artist John Casey was born in 1964 in Salem, Massachusetts. He was named "Best Artist" of 2012 by the East Bay Express [source]. Casey works in multiple mediums and media. His work combines human body part themes [obsessions?] in unique ways with fantastical features. Aside from his artistic talents, his enthusiasm for other artists and art has helped build an arts community, including involvement creating Art Murmur.
His website, which includes a blog is at johncasey.com.