Monday, October 10, 2016


A visit to the Taos Pueblo in northern New Mexico back in 2009 finds a study in color contrasts and textures.

On the way north from Albuquerque, we drove through Madrid and enjoyed the desert scenery.

Just outside of Santa Fe is Santuario de Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas, commonly known as El Santuario de Chimayó. From the back of the chapel we see a stand of cottonwood trees.

On the grounds of the chapel we find a crucifix decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles.

Color, texture, people, and the land are all key to life in New Mexico. There is an intensity to the way things are done here. The flavor of the food, the color pallette in art, and the trials of living in the desert combine to express a strength and intention not always so obvious in other places.

A fun place to visit. We'll be back.