Thomas Christopher Haag
'Quetzalcoatl returns with some new ideas'
320 Broadway SE
Our first mural was painted in April 2017 by Thomas Christopher Haag on the corner of Lead and Broadway. We brought the 508 Family out to paint the first layer and then Thomas worked his magic and created a piece to welcome us into downtown ABQ.
The photos represent the process and dedication ceremony which geared everyone up for the festival in September.
Thomas Christopher Haag was born in Wichita, Kansas into a family as vast as the sea. He took chemistry and math classes for some reason at the University of Kansas and then dropped out and started hitchhiking. He has lived in Southern Mexico, Switzerland, India, Spain, the Pacific Northwest and the great American Southwest. When he's had to work, he's been a commercial diver, propman, art director, curator and gallery owner. He also once worked for eleven days in a dog food factory where they made Kibbles' n Bits, but he prefers to paint.
An avid muralist, both commissioned and not, he has painted buildings in Oaxaca, Barcelona, Venice, Albuquerque, Varinasi, Bangkok, Rangoon, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oakland, and many other places, under the names “Detach,” “Stove” and “El Pituitario.” He has exhibited with the likes of Shepard Fairey, Chaz Bojorquez, Swoon, Gaia, Slinkachu, Henry Chalfant, Mark Jenkins, Chris Stain, and Chip Thomas.