Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Many thanks to Joselyn Fenstermacher for decoding the sigils! More Wildflower Sigils and Mantras here.



Daniel Chamberlin and Tyler Spurgin invite the community to join them at the South Plateau Adobe Ruin (SPAR) for a sunset viewing from 6-8pm on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

SPAR is a space inspired in varying degrees by guerilla gardening, Abby Banks’ Punk Houses, Marfa’s “24/7” Entrance Gallery (RIP), and Donald Judd’s practice of reclaiming abandoned structures with minimal disturbance.

In its current configuration, SPAR houses untitled works in concrete and bone by Spurgin, along with Chamberlin’s Lichen Communion Chamber installation, including new in-progress lichen and moss terrariums.

SPAR is located on the southeast corner of Waco and Plateau in Marfa, Texas. Visitors should be aware that SPAR is an abandoned house: Enter at your own risk, be quiet, and don’t bother the wasps or the neighbors. Flashlights are advised past sundown. More images of current and past installations at

For more information, contact Updates @CosmicChambo.


A revitalization at the squat gallery (aka the South Plateau Adobe Ruin) including works in concrete and bone by Tyler Spurgin, and an installation of my lichen canvases. Contact either one of us to schedule a visit. The gallery is hosted in an abandoned building at the south end of Plateau street in Marfa. If you visit independently, please use an inside voice, don’t bother the wasps, and enter at your own risk.

More photos at

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Wildflower Sigils and Mantras: Casa Piedra Road
Daniel Chamberlin
Marfa Book Company

The images in this series were collected on a daylong drive south from Marfa, Texas on Casa Piedra Road in the spring of 2015. The season was known for a historic wildflower bloom that followed an unusually wet winter. The photos are digitally cut, pasted and collaged into sigils and mantras with the intention of warding off depression and fostering communion with the plant mind. Images are printed by Color Wheel Digital with archival inks on Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper. Prints are in unlimited addition, available at $100 and $150. 

Phone: 432-729-3906

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The Last Marriage of Space and Time
Daniel Chamberlin
Marfa Book Company
August 28 – September 18, 2015

The Last Marriage of Space and Time is a new body of work from Marfa-based artist Daniel Chamberlin. Chamberlin’s collaged photographs of crystals and minerals are paired with text taken from J.G. Ballard’s The Crystal World (1966), including a line from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Adonais, as quoted in the novel. The Crystal World is set in the riverside jungles of Gabon, and sits among Ballard’s natural disaster/apocalypse novels – see also: The Wind From Nowhere (1961), The Drowned World (1962) and The Drought (1964). It tells the story of a doctor traveling to a remote leper colony while contending with an environmental catastrophe in which life on Earth seems to be slowly succumbing to mass crystallization.

Chamberlin’s works feature language from the novel, and take inspiration from the designs of William Morris, the text-based work of Ed Ruscha, and the back patch textiles of the metal and punk communities. The wall hangings are printed on linen-cotton canvas; the typeface is Cloister Black, a font that originates in the early 1900s, but was adopted in the ‘80s and onward by metal bands such as Bathory, Burzum and Nails.

Prints are on linen-cotton canvas in unlimited edition. Available indefinitely from Marfa Book Company for $200. Various sizes, approximately 38 x 56 inches. Inquire with MBCo for specific dimensions.

Phone: 432-729-3906

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