Photo: Micha Gallegos
Photo: Micha Gallegos

Santa Fe Southern RR 35.48016 N, 105.88416 N

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Photo: Micha Gallegos
Photo: Micha Gallegos

Santa Fe Southern RR 35.48016 N, 105.88416 N

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Photo: Micha Gallegos
Photo: Micha Gallegos

Santa Fe Southern RR 35.48016 N, 105.88416 N

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Photo: Micha Gallegos
Photo: Micha Gallegos

Santa Fe Southern RR 35.48016 N, 105.88416 N

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Lamy to Santa Fe, NM

Sky Railway & SFSR

2020-2021

In 2020 George RR Martin and Bill Banowsky hired me to paint a whole train consist. The Railroad they purchased is an 18 mile spur railroad from Lamy to Santa Fe, NM. The railroad has significant historical context to Santa Fe. It helped to build the city as well as brought artists and eccentrics to SF in the early 1900's.

 

My favorite part of the Sky Railway transformation was the history making I was able to bring by way of the spray can. Graffiti culture and the railroad have been in conflict since days of the hobos and their monikers gracing the box cars of the long gone era. It was an undertaking in cultivating and creating an alliance between railroad and graffiti culture. There were many discussions to make this consist come to life as a heavy-metal rolling art work. The theme of the worlds first whole painted consist tells the story of styles in a cloud chamber format inspired by the Style Writing pioneers. The skies in the work gives a nod to network science, the global network of Style Writing, and the American railroad system. The engines 07  Wolf and 93 Dragon are depicted breaking through the cloud chamber and graffiti force fields to represent this massive breakthrough on the rails.

 

This has been my largest and most challenging work yet.

 

  

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Original concept rendering
Original concept rendering

HO Scale study

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Original concept rendering
Original concept rendering

HO Scale study

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Photo: Micha Gallegos
Photo: Micha Gallegos

Final Mural Engine 07

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Original concept rendering
Original concept rendering

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Concept designs and process shots