Ryan McCaan grew up in Southern California and was a huge fan of Jane's Addiction. His guitar focuses on the 1988 "Nothing's Shocking" album cover. "Just as this album cover encapsulated the band's essence in 1998, I feel the enigmatic image speaks volumes about their history. The guitar features the sexually ambiguous figures that donned the album's cover and was rendered in my unique style of burning it in with a blowtorch. As for the back of the guitar, I want to honor the significant date of January 26, 1987, as the day the band recorded their first live album at The Roxy and eventually led to their major label signing."
Ryan McCann has a background in sports as a former Quarterback for the UCLA Bruins and Cincinnati Bengals. When his career was cut short due to a shoulder injury he started lighting things on fire.
Since his immersion into the art world, McCann has created a technique and a niche for himself as a Pyrographer, using a blowtorch to burn the image into the wood. His work ambiguously attacks popular culture while navigating socio-political truths. McCann's portrait of renowned UCLA Coach John Wooden titled "Coach" is part of the permanent collection in the UCLA Hall of Fame. He has also done commissioned work for Quincy Jones, Patron Tequila, The World Champion New Orleans Saints, and NBA Hall of Fame Star Jerry West. McCann currently lives and works in Los Angeles.