purveyors of curious thangs


2878 ST HWY 14, Madrid, NM 87010  505-474-4893

Growing up on the prairies of North Dakota, Arvid has an appreciation of rustic objects. His perspective comes from working the land in ND - farming, hunting, and trapping and through his military experiences.

Arvid learned the importance of not being wasteful. From things that others may discard as worthless, he creates beautiful art by giving these found objects new life.

In his retirement, Arvid is reconnecting with his roots and is passionate about sharing his "Used Before Art." Please enjoy his one-of-a-kind creations and perhaps they will spark a memory within you or just make you smile!

Arvid Carlson