Inspired By. . . SunRay Kelley



Growing up in the wild hills of the Pacific Northwest, it seems like SunRay was always building something. His favorite source of inspiration and materials is the woods around him, “God’s Hardware Store” as he calls it. When working on a project it is not uncommon to see him pick up a saw and head off into the woods looking for the right piece of wood to present itself. If he says anything, he’ll mumble “I’m going shopping.”

Check out more of SunRay’s work here: sunraykelley.com

Filmed by Gary Tyler Mcleod & Austin Will
Edited by Gary Tyler Mcleod

About the “Inspired By…” video series:

The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with creatives. Everyone from artists and musicians to engineers and architects call Portland home. Immersed in this culture of thinkers and makers, the team at Shwood is constantly drawing inspiration from the artisans that surround us. The “Inspired By…” video series is intended to share some of Shwood’s daily inspiration with others around the globe.

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49 thoughts on “Inspired By. . . SunRay Kelley

  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    other then the 5 people that have been badly injured from 4 of his buildings collapsing , they look cool , but i would not go in one

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    I imagine it must be hell to get approval to build this kind of stuff.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    Him being able to bring to life the Art in his mind is an amazing gift and talent. Everything is a positive example of joining with Nature and appreciating it. I wonder about his month and date of birth.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    👍😍 I love his guy, his heart, his mind, and his sweet soul. To us…the robots….we the stepford people, he seems weird or abnormal but it is us who are weird & abnormal. We have to wake up…we've all been told & sold lies…even our food pyramid is a lie! 😔

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    Most of us RAPe nature, to build a house, this man makes love to nature to create shelter.He is an inspiration to help us think out of the industrial box.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    We need about a billion more people like you and a lot less of the others. Beautiful work.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    The world is a better place with you here…Your Art   Rocks , rolls  and reverberates …

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    "Water is extremeley magical…OMG…" I bet he is aquarian starsign !

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    That cob building in the beginning has a doorway that looks like a vagina 😝

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    Can I come and live there? Actually I have some woods (plenty of trees fell down in the storms so I have all the materials) I'm building myself a cabin and now I have seen this, I might try to make the first extension look more organic like these…I always wanted to live in a fairytale cottage in the woods and as this will be my chance to make where I live look like what I always wanted a cottage to kook like I'm going to try some of the ideas here…and maybe make the living room round instead of square with a quirky roof like the first one!

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    I love what you have done with the materials and inspiration that you've gotten from your surroundings and if I could be so lucky as to be that creative I too would be a happy human. Wow, GOOD for you! Tammie Miller

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    I Love it when he walks out on that diving board in all his clothes. He found balance in this life and I think we could all learn something from this wonderful man.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    What an absolutely beautiful place to live and his quirky cabins are great too,what an imagination he has

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    Paradise is personal maybe this man needed a thousand years to truly express himself this is all small window. Thank you

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    I think I have an idea what part of nature was in the back of his mind on the first front door he is not sitting in front of…the pink building…lol. I'm Wahingtonian too….we have a lot of free spirits up here…he seems like a peaceful, happy soul…..living free..its a beautiful thing. :))

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    This guy is me all over. Really want to meet this guy. I'm inspired so much to do what he did.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    he was smoking a big fat one, i bet he has lots of "weeds" in his garden ;D

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    What a beautiful soul. Definitely life goal for me to become like him. I stand in awe…
    …and I am in love with every aspect of his existence 💜

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:40 am
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    When I first saw him, my mind immediately say, "Here's a real life Radagast of Middle Earth," He's so ONE with the nature around him I feel that there is no other way to describe him. I especially love how he look so at peace and having fun on that board over the water. I will say that this is how a person look like when they really live life.

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