I am always on the lookout for interesting shirts with birds on them. It seems that really great shirts are hard to come by. I’m visiting in Santa Fe for a few days and stumbled upon one of these shirts in a shop. After purchasing the Raven Whispers Secret one I went online. I finally found them again! Many years ago while driving through Tec Nos Pos I purchased a neat bird shirt at a trading post. Come to find out these are the same artists! Check out their site, you won’t be disappointed!
Have you heard of Sabaku Artwear? My word these are cool shirts. They come in womens cuts too. Great bird art and there are also other amazing designs. They are created by Nancy Lenches Alegret.
About Nancy Lenches Alegret (from her site)
Nancy E. Lenches Alegret is the graphic artist whose colorful work graces Sabaku Artwear silk screened apparel. Sabaku was founded in Tucson Arizona in 1988 by Nancy and her husband, John, who manages the company.
Nancy grew up in Tucson and the influences of the surrounding Sonoran desert, Native American craft and Mexican folk art can be seen in her work. Her interest in art was quenched early when every summer starting at the age of 12, she was privately tutored in drawing, painting, weaving and ceramics.
Graphic art came to Nancy quite accidentally when she was asked to design a screen print for a Fun Run fundraiser at her son’s elementary school. “I didn’t know anything about silk screening, but with a little help from a local printer, I made a four color design of a dog wearing running shoes and we put it on the shirts. It was a big success. We sold 700 of them.” She learned printmaking quickly as the phone started ringing with other schools and businesses wanting Nancy’s designs for shirts. It was not long before Sabaku Artwear was off and running.