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Meet ReMac

Today we’d like to introduce you to ReMac.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was (am?) a military brat. My father is a veterinarian and a veteran, so for about the first six years of my life when people would ask me which kind of vet he was, I would get very confused because in my mind the two concepts weren’t separate. He retired when I was in middle school, and my family moved to a ranch in Texas. We lived with horses, cattle, goats, dogs, cats, birds, fish, lizards, turtles, rats, donkeys… pretty much any creature that needed a home was welcome with us. I love building homes, I love creating spaces that others feel safe in, and if something needs a home I will do my best to provide it with one.

Please tell us about your art.
I make whatever I can out of whatever I have, and I’m usually broke so it’s usually free or cheap. I love building things that can be interacted with. I want people to hold or be held by things that I make. I’m trying to avoid creating needless objects or clutter in a world that is already full of trash, so I try to make art as functional as possible. If I can’t do that, then I at least try to make out of trash, so it’s at least a kind of zero sum game.

Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Make shit when you can. Make everything an artistic opportunity. Decorate the things you have, make things out of trash, buy some power tools, collect ugly furniture and clothing that almost works and make it better or different. Try to use what is around you already, and just alter it till it’s better. It’s easy and it makes a big difference, without making more stuff.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I don’t really gallery much. You’d have to catch me driving around in my truck, or come to my house, or run into me in person, in some of my clothes. I have an Instagram and shit. The plan is to make clothes, make patches, paint cars or rooms or walls. I guess I should monetize this more. Or maybe not.

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Image Credit:
Artist photo taken by Hal Bergman, Photos of house taken by Spencer j. Harding , photos of headdresses by Sara Paquette and Candle Styles

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