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

74 items

Firebrand

$4,200.00

30 x 40" / Reclaimed wood, metal, and hardware; plaster, ink, stain, acrylic, resin A rich seam of fiery acrylic and resin courses through hand sculpted and painted plaster invoking a burning tree...

To Fly Free

$1,800.00

30 x 47" / Reclaimed wood, metal, vintage maps and books, acrylic, ink. Our Quarantine art piece. Get lost in the mixed media all-skate of vintage maps and novels, as well as maple reclaimed from a...

Soragoi

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44 x 32" / Reclaimed wood, metal, and hardware; acrylic, resin A study in motion and harmony, this tranquil acrylic pond is surrounded by handcarved and polished reclaimed wood and metal and accent...

Orbital

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18 x 18 x 3" / Acrylic, resin, mirror paint, wire, reclaimed wood Shimmering acrylic planet with mirror glazed reclaimed moon wrapped in wire. This piece changes from every angle!

Reforged

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19 x 12 x 3" / Acrylic, Ink, Reclaimed Metal, and Hardware Revitalizing an early embellished acrylic painting with reclaimed metal forged by a reclaimed hardware blacksmith.

Oros

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20 x 57" / Acrylic, reclaimed wood, metal, and other scrap materials. Get lost in the intricate details of this piece! A dimensional acrylic mountain range is surrounded by a double frame collaged ...

Halfmoon Creek

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18 x 8.5" / Reclaimed scrap wood, acrylic, mirror paint, resin, rocks and glass A frozen acrylic river trapped beneath icy creek banks. Named for a creek in oft-frozen Leadville, home to Meghann's ...

County Line Road

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32 x 32" / Carved plywood, reclaimed railroad spikes, acrylic A pastoral landscape inspired by our hometown, painted onto a "stretched" banner of carved plywood secured by railroad spikes.  

Building the Hive

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13 x 13" / Reclaimed wood, acrylic, resin, reclaimed metal, and hardware. Reclaimed metal worker bees constructing their home around a golden acrylic bloom on reclaimed wood.  

Tagline

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33 x 17" / Wood, acrylic, resin, reclaimed metal and hardware This fiery acrylic and resin piece is lifted with reclaimed rebar rope and reclaimed hardware workers with questionable safety standards.

Ulysses

$3,400.00

47 x 32" / Wood, acrylic, reclaimed metal and hardware, hand-tacked wire stitching Shimmering plates of color are framed by reclaimed metal and hardware, and accented with hand-"stitched" reclaimed...

Tumult

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22 x 22" / Acrylic, sculpted MDF, carved reclaimed wood This one really has to be seen and felt in person! Shimmering waves created on a sculptural panel continue into a carved reclaimed wood frame...