Collection: ACT OF GUILT

Erik Adrian Santiago, a leatherworker based in LA, and Jake Blake, a painter working out of NYC, have combined their efforts to create a line of bespoke homewares reflective of their individual refined design perspectives.  This collaboration hinges on deliberate action and serves as the key to Act of Guilt.

With New England origins, both artists drew inspiration from their hometowns' long-standing hardcore-punk music scenes, which is reflected directly in the collection's primal energy.  By fusing decisively brutal influences with stripped down silhouettes, the resulting objects are captivating.  Rugged animal hides are given new life by being worked, washed, boiled, hand-stitched, and hand-molded into delicate, raw vessels.  Each piece is hand-painted with the utmost care and attention and then sealed over to capture its beauty indefinitely.  This raw and instinctual process is completely unique and highlights the artist's mastery of control.  The contrasting bold and subtle brushwork adds a necessary element that gives the object its purpose and the resulting piece hangs in the balance between primordial and luxury.  Ultimately, each piece defies convention, forging its own path.

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  • "WEB OF GUILT 01"
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    $1,800.00
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  • "OBJECT OF GUILT 05"
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  • "SHEDDING OF GUILT 01"
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  • "LAYERS OF GUILT 01"
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  • "SERPENT IN THE GARDEN OF GUILT"
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  • "SERPENT OF GUILT 01"
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  • "NEST OF GUILT 01"
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    $850.00
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  • "OBJECT OF GUILT #03"
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  • "WEB OF GUILT 02"
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    $1,800.00
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