Meghann and Kevin Haase

"A hodgepodge group of artful messmakers sharing with the world whatever happened to strike our fancy at the moment."  

Collective Geekery is a husband/wife collaborative team specializing in unique three-dimensional mixed media artworks, many made with reclaimed or upcycled materials. A veterinarian who's wanted to be an artist since age five, Meghann is in charge of spilling the paint, giving Kevin metalworking requests that defy the laws of physics, and labeling the art supplies. Kevin (occupational safety specialist by day) is the "welpenter", bringing a sense of movement and whimsy to each piece with his wood and metalcraft.  He also makes fantastic quesadillas. 

Together, Meghann and Kevin meld the colorful and messy with the strong and structural, in art as in life. Their art is borne out of asking the question “what if we...?”, endeavoring to bring an innovative approach to the composition of each piece. The unconventional structural elements complement the colorful pieces, helping them to “escape the frame” and become something unique and fascinating.

They share their home in Berthoud with two amazing daughters and two beloved naughty dogs. They aspire one day to have a space where all the people and pets can have all the room they need to make incredible creative messes. They also hope through the process of imagining, trying, failing, and trying again they will teach their daughters to value creativity, hard work, collaboration, and perseverance.

 

tags:solo,current

73 items

Albert

$900.00

Shimmering, sinuous acrylic paintings mounted on reclaimed rebar with an expressive and unique head and tail carved from reclaimed wood. Each of these fish is one of a kind! / 20 x 27 x 2"

Horizon

$4,000.00

A whimsical and colorful triptych combined into a single piece. A warmly glowing sunset lights the way for a hiker returning from (or embarking on) a journey, and a youngster playing on a tire swin...

Rise

SOLD

Created from hand forged metal and individually collaged acrylic feathers, this phoenix rises from the ashes of metal scrap and charred reclaimed wood / 47 x 52 x 8"

Dandelion

$550.00

Delicate dandelion petals are framed in live edge walnut and visited by reclaimed hardware bees / 20 x 13 x 4"

Prospect

$850.00

Whimsical details abound in this industrial piece. Glowing acrylic and resin painting framed by reclaimed timber and accented with reclaimed hardware miners / 21 x 18 x 5"

Tuberosa

SOLD

25 x 25" / Named for the desert flower that blooms only at night, this bold acrylic bloom glows with shades of turquoise, indigo, and copper. Meandering loops of reclaimed metal draw in the eye, pa...

Tortuga

$12,000.00

A massive seascape captured in shimmering resin, complete with a wood and plaster bas relief turtle embellished with hundreds of individually collaged acrylic painting fragments. The shell is forge...

Lilium

$300.00

15 x 11" / Acrylic, resin, ink, gold leaf, wood A delicate, springy floral piece accented by gold ink embellishments and hand-painted gold leaf.

Splash

$500.00

A playful acrylic piece full of the energy and motion of water, echoed by curling loops of metal / 19 x 16"

Echo

$6,000.00

A playful pod of dolphins created from individually welded hexnuts surf through this shimmering acrylic wave, accented by carved wood and curls of rebar / 32 x 55"

Breath, Enduring

SOLD

27 x 22.5" / Acrylic, resin, reclaimed timberPain. Sport. Exhaustion. Labor. Grief. Pushed to the point of breaking, she bends instead, curving inward to her center. She finds her breath, renews he...

Melieae

SOLD

Named for the Grecian nymphs of the ash tree, this diptych is comprised of complementary swirling acrylic blooms framed with reclaimed beams and bordered by hand forged branches and vines.  / 32...