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Krank-Boom-Clank is based out of Santa Rosa, CA, and consists of:

David Farish

Born in the twilight of last century, David spent his early youth scouring the wilderness for the rusty junk, laboring to assemble these items into odd sculptures and corroded mementos. These sensibilities were channeled into more traditional art forms at UCSC, Santa Cruz CA where he studied printmaking and bookbinding. After schooling, he went on to explore a widening variety of mediums until ultimately finding his way back to rusty metal, this time in the form of junkyard castaways. His attention evolved to focus on industrial arts, creating interactive kinetic sculpture out of common urban refuse. In 2008 he co-founded The Great Handcar Regatta and organized the large-scale kinetic sculpture project, “The Hennepin Crawler.”

Skye Barnett

Since before he could walk, Skye has been actively creating and building all manner of objects. Throughout his life his material of choice has been wood. With it he has built houses from forty to eight thousand square feet, fine furniture, award winning boats and even the odd art car. With the formation of Krank-Boom-Clank, Skye has embarked on a new creative chapter, one composed of metal. The Hennepin Crawler was his first project with steel as the main material and now he wants more. Skye is happiest when his miters are tight and his welds are smooth.

Clifford Hill

Clifford (former member who co-built the Hennepin Crawler and Mini-Penny) is currently a graphic and Web designer located in Santa Rosa, CA. He’s cultivated a deep background in diverse visual and craft arts from high school to Bachelors degree studies at SFSU. Clifford’s evolving interests in design, photography, event production, and industrial arts are a natural extension to KBC. He co-curated the art at The Great Handcar Regatta and produced the event’s website. In addition to the Hennepin Crawler project, Clifford also co-built the large-scale “Ice-Flø” art car for Burning Man 2007. More information about these projects and others available at his design portfolio site:

Dan Kirby

Dan (former member who co-built the Hennepin Crawler) started listening and going to see underground music in the mid-80s. Within two years dove headlong into booking bands (throughout Northern California) and started up a record label (international distro). Since then he has booked multiple US tours and has toured Japan (with his own band). In 2008 he was the music director for The Great Hand Car Regatta. Following inspiration found at Burning Man, he has been dedicated to building, tinkering and creating art. Still learning to become a better welder and painter, his strong points are brainstorming, team work, and attendance.