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Making T-Shirts

First time in almost 3 years I am printing new shirts. I will have American Apparel Loose Crop Tanks and Sleeveless Dresses for women, and Loose Fit Summer crew Neck Unisex tees. They all will have one of a kind bleached and dyed pockets as well as large back prints. I still haven’t decided exactly what i’ll print yet. I am really excited to be producing clothing again, although I am not sure what to call my clothing line, since 2DayCircus is no longer. I am thinking about DBL (Designs By Lance) pronounced Double. They will be available online and locally in New Mexico at Toad Road in Nob Hill. expect the price range to be around 35+.

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Next Direction

My next series will be light boxes with collage/illustrations inside them. These are based off the installation I did at Sister Bar. Wood and metal pattern work will give way to light penetrating the cracks amplifying the pattern. Each will have knot holes with illustration behind it, the collage background will draw the viewer in to inspect the cracks hopefully directing them to the knot hole. These will be apart of a pop-up show in May.

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Hand-Eye Collective

Recently, I have been involved in forming an Artist Collective over the past year, and we have done our first install. Members Include Joel Davis, Christopher Blaz, Casey Warr, Elana Schwartz, and David Cudney.  This is “Unimaginable Possibilities” based loosely off the concept of wormholes, there are constellations connected with string and its all lit with black-lights. It measure over forty feet and will be up for the next 4 weeks at Art Bar in Downtown Albuquerque. 

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Sister Installation

Here is a little more on my process.

I was honored this past October with the opportunity to have a permanent Install at (my favorite bar in ABQ) Sister!   I was positive I wanted to play with angles, light and obviously aged wood and rusted metal, but still needed a concept. David Cudney approached me to make it a collaborative install and the ball started rolling, soon “The Cabinet of Curiosity” was reached. This would allow for me to execute my original ideas and for David to showcase his amazing assemblages.

David’s land in Chamisal where he stockpiled so much beautyDavids land

 All mocked up and ready to being the install.

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The space before we began

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Framing process

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After everything was framed I began to assemble the “cabinet”

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And finally it all came together

Sister Install

There are seven different vignettes to view into in the install, all of which have assemblages that will be changed out over time.  This being in a bar we had to think of ways to drunk proof the artwork, which something i have never had to do with artwork before. Every hole had glass behind it and the illuminated paper was backed by plexi-glass to prevent people from punching holes in it. I wanted to have doors and drawers to open but that was ditched because of potential drunks.  The installation measure around 15 feet tall and 6 feet wide and is 13 inches deep, made of mostly reclaimed/recycled materials. I plan on a series similar to this install for my next work, of course they will not feature the wonderful vignettes of David Cudney but they will have the same exterior feel as this install.  Overall I am really happy how this turned out an grateful for the opportunity to showcase my artwork so prominently.  David and Myself  have an opportunity for another install at the Downtown Contemporary Gallery!

It’s a New Year

It’s a New Year, I am very excited about all the possibilities and new projects on the horizon:  The return of my own clothing line, an interactive installation show, another solo show, high quality prints, pushing for gallery representation, an online shop, healing, growing and challenging myself.  Here is to Hope in the Future of 2014!

I welcomed 2014 in with a bang, I had a solo show entitled ” A Buffalo & A Swan: A Love Story” and enjoyed a write up in our local Alibi Paper. Stay tuned for photos of everything from the last few months!

Here is the Link: Blackbird buffaloed

Painting the swan