Homebodies no. 7 – Clint Neuerburg

Homebodies no. 7 – Clint Neuerburg

For the series Homebodies, we will explore the more personal spaces of community members, the artworks and interesting objects they’ve collected through the years, and how those pieces live with them every day. This edition is brought to you by Clint Neuerburg, who you may know from Pinon Bottle Co. or the “Golden Throne” radio show on KWNK, but Clint is also a Holland bud that’s been there since the beginning! Here’s a look at some art and rad music covet-ables around their home.

1. This is the “Gallery Wall” in our living room. Most of these pieces are from the Holland Editions print collection organized by Megan Burner several years ago. The other pieces are from friends of mine. I’m lucky enough to count several great artists among my friends.

2. This is a painting/wood branding by my friend Brooke Brazil. She is a great illustrator and designer. Her style is a little psychedelic with a bunch of geometric patterns and natural symbolism, so it’s right up my wife and my’s alley. We have more pieces from Brooke (see pic 8) than anyone else in our house.  

3. Stereo and listening nook. Music is an important part of our household and we have a bunch of records. The turntable gets a lot of use. The record is by the band Iron Lung, who are not only friends and rad dudes but the cover art was done by the guitar player Jon Kortland and his former art partner. I really look up to Jon and have admired his work for a long time (I also have a tattoo of his art.)

4. Painting by my friend Robert Ahnlund. He died last fall. He was one of the most gifted artists I ever met. He had an equally good eye for color and surrealism as well as iconography and clean design. He also turned me on to The Grateful Dead. We worked together for years as graphic designers, so I was privileged to experience him creating every day. This painting was in the art department we shared, and when he died his family let me keep it. Rob was into some heady shit, and this painting definitely supports that claim.

5. This is the open wall of the music room. I’ve been collecting screen-printed posters for shows I’ve attended for about 20 years now. I have a ton of them, but most are just in a portfolio book on top of my record collection.  A few have been framed and are on display here, including two by the homies Metal Jeff (Fall Silent) and Scotty Roller (Bronx). There’s something about screened posters that makes them seem so much cooler to me than a digital print. Maybe it’s the hand-made aspect of it.

6. Painting by my friend Ron Rash that is in our son’s room. Ron is the second most represented artist in our household and another person whose work I greatly admire. I also have three or four tattoos by Ron. His style is at times folksy and comical while still being distinctly his and often very beautiful. He has great use of color and this uncanny ability to approach heavy concepts/imagery with a truly objective approach that is very non-judgmental.

7. Centerpiece my sister made and two boot-making lasting jacks. The one on the right was owned by my 4x great grandfather who moved to Woodland, CA in 1853 from Pennsylvania. He was a cobbler. The one on the left was found by my grandfather somewhere in Central Nevada in the 1970s, but our best guess is from the 1870s – 1890s.  It’s crazy to see the dichotomy between the precisely forged jack made in the industrialized east in the 1850s and the rugged, hand-hammered jack from the wild west probably 20 years later. 

8. Print of an Alphonse Mucha painting we got at someplace like World Market or something. My wife and I are both fans of his work, but what I love most about this is that our two-year-old daughter routinely points at it and says, “That’s mommy, she’s beautiful.”

9. This is our bedroom. As you can see, the natural symbolism and imagery is a recurring motif among the art in our house.

10. My wife’s jewelry nook/altar. Remember what I said earlier about natural imagery and sacred geometry? She’s pretty into the natural world and the healing properties of such. The little sugar skull tiles were given to her by friends. I don’t remember where the Ouija Board hand came from.

11. One wall in our daughter’s room. It’s got everything from the other areas of the house covered so far: a Holland Edition print, a Brooke Brazil piece, a psychedelic Brian Andreas print, and a mass-marketed print. The flags were made by several of my wife’s friends and were put up in our room when she gave birth to our daughter. I like that they kind of look like closed eyes or storm fronts or segments of a geometric design.

12. This is a wicker bull’s head and tiny tapestry that hangs also in our daughter’s room. I don’t remember where either came from. Maybe Etsy? The head came at a period where my wife and I wanted taxidermy in our house, but felt conflicted and also priced-out of owning any legitimate taxidermy. Somehow it has stuck around for a decade or more. The tapestry is one of a few around the house. They’re all pretty rustic and remind me of frontier things.