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Tom Baumgartner
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Artist, Designer, Web Developer
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Tarantulix
Encountering a tarantula (this one is a Mexican Red-Kneed) always halts a hike for a dozen minutes or so. They seem so out of place but then you see how much sense their body design makes in the desert. I usually catch them crossing a clear area with comfor...

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Crucible Workshop @ The Getty
Here's something that will get me to travel to Los Angeles: two days of being at the Getty Museum , studying medieval manuscripts, hanging with personal hero artist / alchemist Timothy Ely , bedding up at the Sportsman's Lodge , Ubering everywhere, and Cali...

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Mojave
The Mojave Rattlesnake is most venomous and hottest to strike of snakes in the Sonoran Desert. That being said, her part in the symbiotic food chain is immeasurably important and she's just doing her job very well. The one depicted in my piece is younger Wi...

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Mohave
The Mohave Rattlesnake is most venomous and hottest to strike of snakes in the Sonoran Desert. That being said, her part in the symbiotic food chain is immeasurably important and she's just doing her job very well. The one depicted in my piece is younger Wi...

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Book Magic
A visit with Richard Spelker. I've always had an interest in mysterious books .  One of my great artist heroes is a book artist. When one of his compadres moved near me the thoughts started falling into place rapidly. I'm going to make a book of my print or...

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Lepus Allenix
Meeting an antelope hare is like meeting a humble ambassador of the desert. A tall, slender running machine with long, alert ears always scanning. Their unusually large size has startled me more than once as I think there's a dog sitting there perfectly sti...

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Cereus Lunix
Every late spring in the Southwest there is great celebration centered around the night blooming cereus.  There is a great variety including the Queen of the Night which blooms only once a year. Catching these lotus-like blooms on their special night is a r...

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Islix Pinaleño
If you climb to a high elevation in the Southwest, besides the long unobstructed views, the flow of water over the landscape is pretty apparent. Arroyos (usually dry intermittent streams) fan out over the valleys like winding organic veins on their way down...

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Calyptix - Node in the Genetic Desert Mesh
Hiking through the desert, the dull ring of silence may only be broken by the gravel crunching under your boots. Even if nothing seems to move you will undoubtedly encounter a hummingbird. You'll undoubtedly hear their high-pitched tweets. In this piece I w...

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Gilax M - The Formidable Desert Dragon
11x17, inked with Crow Quill and digitally colored The last few inks were landscapes and I wanted to zoom into some more close up subject matter. There isn't any creature more desert classic than the Gila Monster, so, it was decided. There's a lot of ways t...
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