Resident Artist Rene Sepulveda
Author, Artist & Coach Rene Sepulveda has tailored running and core fitness programs to a wide variety of clients at all levels and ages. Many of these programs focus on increasing sports performance and returning from injuries (rehabilitative training), while others focus on weight loss and muscle building. In 2013, Rene launched his highly popular training groups programs for Tough Mudder events, The Men's Health Urbanathlon and Spartan races.
Evolving from the world of fitness and leaning on his Native American cultural roots Rene Sepulveda has evolved into an acclaimed artist respected for his not to texture and natural elements and his "colorishis" hints in his art pieces.
Rene Sepulveda does not take his art work too serous and approaches with whimsical insights but serious in their color, texture and use of natural elements procured from the natural environment.
His captivating sculptures crafted of Cholla Art, 5000 year old Lava Rock and/or recycled metals are being received to much acclaim and are bringing a little touch of New Mexico's Desert in the form of artist sculptures using Cholla Cactus Skeleton, lava and metals to homes and offices throughout America.
His rootart (tree root art) offerings have been showcased in haunting displays, window displays by galleries and retail establishments in New Mexico, California and the western US and have been known to shock and to inspire.
Rene Sepulveda's newest released collection released 3/14/2021 is "The Valley of the Fires Sculpture Collection" highlights the use of natural wonders from the Tularosa Basin combining recycled 5000 year old lava rock with recycled metals and/or distressed driftwood to create one of kind unique artistic wonders ideal for the home, patio or professional office space.
Approximately 5,000 years ago, Little Black Peak located in Southern New Mexico erupted and flowed 44 miles into the Tularosa Basin, filling the basin with molten rock. The resulting lava flow is four to six miles wide, 160 feet thick and covers 125 square miles.
From a distance, the region appears as barren rock but when you visit the nature trails there are many varieties of flowers, cactus, trees, and bushes typical of the Chihuahuan desert. Animals include a variety of desert ants, bugs, bats, roadrunners, quail, cottontails, mule deer, barberry sheep, lizards, great horned owls, burrowing owls, turkey vultures, hawks, gnat catchers, cactus wrens, sparrows, and golden eagles and more.
This collection of sculptured works crafted by Artist Rene Sepulveda is a tribute to the wildlife, flowers, cactus, and beauty of the region, crafted from recycled lava, woods and metals found from the Tularosa Basin and Sacramento Basin.
The molten lava rock is repurposed rock pulled from abandoned homes and abandoned locations; repurposed into a “second life” as an “artistic sculptured item” to bring joy and value to the owner of each unique piece.
Artist Rene Sepulveda was introduced to the beauty of natural lava mixed with metal and wooden elements, during his childhood visits to the home of Mr. and Ms. Pack, of Alamogordo, whose exclusive estate was custom built and designed to showcase these unique local elements. Years later Rene Sepulveda has designed this collection in memory of their inspiration.
Each sculpture is distinctly different as no two pieces of lava rock are the same. Each is cleaned, treated, sealed, and enhanced to preserve it and the artistic creation for generations of enjoyment. Each premium offering comes with a letter of authenticity signed by the artist and each piece of art is cataloged with an identifier of its origin from the artist, Rene Sepulveda. Upon request to protect the value of the piece, the owner of his premium one of a kind pieces is listed in a data base for authentication purposes of its origin and date of purchase.
Artist Rene Sepulveda prides himself in partnering with other artist and combining the talents of their works into his vision of a piece. His vision crafting pieces that are collaborative, unique and original full of color and partnered with natural elements from nature makes no two pieces alike.
Visit the gallery in Alamogordo New Mexico to meet the artist and see a large selection of his works in person at 2nd Life Boutique at Roadrunner Emporium, 928 New York Avenue, Alamogordo New Mexico to meet the artist during winter months. During the summer meet him at the soon to be announced locations in Palm Springs and in the San Francisco Bay Area.