I’ve been pestering MB Maher to shake loose some more video work, and he keeps telling me the coffers are empty at the moment, that he’s hard at work on a new series on designers tentatively titled Field Studies. However, he agreed to make a trailer for AGO readers of a piece in this series on Reuben Munoz, who channels the salvage instincts of Derek Jarman and combines them with the theatricality of Tony Duquette, but with a shamanistic inflection that his uniquely his own.
So, without further ado, a glimpse of the work of the brujo in residence at Rancho Reubidoux.
Field Studies – trailer from MB Maher on Vimeo.
Hail MB Maher ! The soundtrack was desert-surfy, and just took me home.
Loved the music and all the details, but especially that devil planter–so hot!
Kathy, you’ve got a great ear. Pet Sounds, Beach Boys.
Pam, I like it too, and it’s an example in miniature of Reuben’s finely honed sense of succulent humor.
I am so thankful that I have met Reuben. I’ve been so encouraged by all that meeting him has lead me to. To think that something I was doing just to amuse myself would open such a window for me. A great big thanks to Rueben and all the others that I have been reading about and learninng from!!!!
I am so thankful that I have met Reuben. I’ve been so encouraged by all that meeting him has lead me to. To think that something I was doing just to amuse myself would open such a window for me. A great big thanks to Rueben and all the others that I have been reading about and learning from!!!!
Vickie, it was wonderful to be introduced to you and your garden through Reuben’s blog.
Well, that was fun. I hope there will be more.
Loved this! Reuben is a constant source of wonder and inspiration. I hope he’s a happy camper because his garden & artwork make a lot of people smile.
so cool! i loved it so much i re-posted it on laguna dirt. (hope that’s ok with you and mb.)
Les, I hope so too!
Rita, if you’re in SoCal don’t forget Reuben’s big soiree Oct. 1st and 2nd.
LD, glad you liked it — repost away!
Sooo glad I dropped by.
Your description of Reuben is beyond noteworthy: Brilliantly spot-on!
Just saw a link to this video on twitter, then on Rancho Reubidoux,
and now I’ve landed at one of a favorite blogger’s blog.
Hope you’re having a great summer, kiddo!!