Danny Hart & David Santiago
I was born and raised in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. Spending my childhood in Santa Fe cultivated my passion for creative processes and design. I later studied Architecture at the University of New Mexico, which allowed my appreciation for design to manifest into a functional practice. Drawing inspiration from the colorful landscape of my home state, my Father's influence in woodwork, my Mom's inherent craftiness and my architectural background I have consolidated these influences in contemporary lifestyle accessories.
Santiago was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, and spent his early years as a Hawaiian shirt wearing – rolly-back pack pulling superfan of the film Titanic. Eventually, he forsook the former and embraced the latter, becoming a charcoal artist specializing in female portraiture. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Santiago discovered many of the techniques and mediums he still uses, as well as a love of art, and work ethic that can only be born from architecture school’s rigorous sleep depriving demands. Santiago is the exclusive artist of Tractor Brewing Company, and has shown, and been published nationally.
For Santiago, art is a passion, constantly evolving through artistic experimentation and experience. Each piece is defined not only as a final product, but also through the process, materials, and ideas that went into its creation. In observing a glimpse of its wood grained origin within the final product, viewers are allowed to be part of the artistic journey and reflect on their own path to that moment. It allows them to delve deeper, be reflective, exposed, naked with the art.