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Carla Naden and Lee Selman make up the artistic duo of ManRabbit. The two met through a Craigslist ad in 2007 and formed Quiet Hero, a popular t-shirt company that was sold in Nordstrom and Fred Segal. T-shirts were not the end game for either of them, and after deciding to leave the rat race of fashion they needed a new outlet for their combined creative energy.
Turning to mixed media, their first piece was auctioned off at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles and was bought by Richard Pryor’s wife. ManRabbit has evolved into Carla and Lee making their mark in a male dominated art world. They collaborate weekly in a maelstrom of popcorn, bad TV shows, and a swirling pack of rescued dogs.
You may catch glimpses of their life throughout their art, in pictures and ink spills and torn out pages from journals. At times Lee has cut out future pages of Carla’s day planner and surreptitiously placed them in more than one piece. Carla has since learned to not leave her day planner unattended.
Outside of ManRabbit, Carla owns Synergy Animal Rescue and works with senior and special needs dogs, she loves glitter and gold tattoos and the color fuchsia. Lee owns Paleo Treats® and practices Filipino street fighting.