One of the first pioneers in body painting, Jacob Alexander aka the artist Zander consulted for Game Show Network's Skin Wars three years in a row, body painted for international acts such as Paul Van Dyk, Benny Benassi, Red Bull, Summerset Music & Camping Festival, Sexapalooza, as well as the "Party for a Purpose" movement with his band The Band Famous including the "Live + Follow Your Dreams" Benefit Music Festival in Jan. 2020 that supported CFF and My Friend's Place helping homeless youth. Zander makes art from mixed media to music, music videos, and more and is known for his signature body painting Ala "X Fashion", "Edible Art", and that his band The Band Famous is the first band in the world to self-create and develop an interactive app album for their debut album release! Learn about his past creative ambitions and ventures in this free documentary, "All Over the Walls" at http://karnakgallery.com.
Zander involved Norell in his Edible Art, having her turn the camera on him. Their collaborative photography was featured in artist Gulay Alpay’s art show at FIMA in Montreal for over 70,000 art lovers to observe.
Norell met Zander at the close of Karnak Gallery, literally helping him close and empty the space with a U-Haul, and Zander littered the streets of Minneapolis with his works of art, that which Norell was unable to squeeze into her car to save, that is. Zander was in awe at Norell’s loyalty and how much she aspired to help him with his art career. So when he found out that Norell’s dream was to be a singer in a band, he knew he could help her bring that dream to life, what with being classically trained in Suzuki style violin and having previous experience being a performing member of a band in the Twin Cities in high school.