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About Lance Thomas Industrial Artwork

 
My goal is to showcase the heart of each city I photograph with industrial materials, architectural imagery and creativity.

I walk the street with my camera and spend time in the alleys and the dark corners. Afterward, I choose and highlight the images that add character and depth to the city, building one-of-a-kind frames using mostly reclaimed or salvaged materials.

I started this process in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2012 and have since brought this philosophy to my home town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I plan to expand to other cities in the future as well as add to existing city collections.

Capturing buildings, breweries, doors, windows, signs and all the little things that make a city unique…

Little Milwaukee

Little Milwaukee Booth

We have a display set up at Naked Furniture Warehouse & Gifts in New Berlin. We are excited to be in a unique and collaborative environment! Currently, we have 21 pieces on display and available for purchase, along with many of our prints.

Naked Furniture Warehouse & Gifts
16300 W. Glendale Dr.
New Berlin, WI
(Located behind the New Berlin Ale House)

Close up of display

On occasion, the display and/or select artwork travels for an event. Please contact Lance if there’s a question of timing so you don’t miss us!

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Working on some new frames that are waiting for images to be printed. This is wood lathe from that 1870s Polish flat. 12 pieces kinda woven together. Can't wait to see this one finished! ... See MoreSee Less

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I don't get excited about nails too often, but…

I was de-nailing some would lath that I got from a friend out of his Polish flat that he's remodeling, and it was nailed with these cut nails. I just thought it was cool. I've never seen Square, cut nails this small before. I've seen them used in framing quite often. But, can't remember last time I saw them this small to nail lath to the studs. I believe this particular polish flat that was built around 1870, or 1880. So these nails are 140 years old.
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The big shows are coming up! The first of which is a fantastic start- Art Fair Off the Square in Madison. Always good weather, good food and great art. We are in booth #15 right next door to our booth in previous years. We will have a pass through space, so maybe we'll get some good airflow this year. Really excited about the new location. The show runs Saturday from 9 to 6 and Sunday 10 to 5. It is the weekend after the Fourth of July. Make your plans now to visit the show, and say hello to us. We are situated on Martin Luther King Dr. near the Monona Terrace. Entry to the show is free. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Goat Coffee House show is sadly coming to an end. The art will hang there until memorial day. I will pull all the art down at the end of the day on Monday the 29th of May. This means there's still time to go down and check it out! There are still more than 18 frames on the wall. Many of which are of the Eau Claire area. I have my 11x14 prints there, at a very reasonable price.

But, most of all, it is just a really neat place to display my art. The environment that Ryan and Laura have created is just fantastic. Please take the time this weekend to stop down and say hello to them, and by all means let me know what you think of the art display by commenting on Facebook.
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Today is a day when we celebrate all the women we love- our wives, mothers, aunts and grandmothers (past and present). The incredible women of our lives who not only make the world go round, but make it a better place, in countless ways.

I can't imagine having a happier life, I am so proud of the women in my life. I am truly blessed.

So, happy Mother's Day to my wife, my mother, my sisters, my aunts, all the women of my life and mothers everywhere.

I hope everyone has a great day- and takes the time to honor the women if our lives!
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