Captivated

I love that Don got caught in the reflection of this painting …

entitled Taos by Dan Namingha.
Our day had begun at Taos Pueblo

but the air was hazy and we were asked not to take photos of the residents without permission, so I only took one other picture …

But we did come away with some hand-crafted memory pieces, chief among them being this cottonwood drum …

After lunch, and before our ill-fated journey to the Rio Grande Gorge, we went to the Millicent Rogers Museum
which had a phenomenal collection, well-presented, as with this historical weaving …

as well as this weaving in progress …

Don was on the lookout for some particular artists, so we were gratified that the MRM permitted photography (I always ask).
We found two by Tony Abeyta …

this one glass-fronted which reflected glare unfortunately …

We also found one by Fritz Scholder (about whom there will be more in a future post) …

Unfortunately, I neglected to snap a picture of the pottery process display that detailed Maria Martinez’s methodology, but I was quite taken with this bronze depiction of her …

Likewise, I have but one image of the many, many pieces of pottery …

We left well-sated, then headed out to meet our destiny on the rim …

Addendum:
I went to the Wimberley thrift store this morning and found three issues of American Indian Art Magazine (which Don mentioned liking when we were in Taos). It was only when I got home that I realized Maria Martinez was featured in two of the three …

7 thoughts on “Captivated

  1. Susan – the drum was something I had hoped to find before ever we got to Taos. Arizona is on our travel wish list, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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  2. Don reflected in the glass = Home is where the heart is!I'd love to visit this wonderful land someday. What a great find on the magazines! Thank you for sharing. I especially liked the basket middle on that one piece of pottery.

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  3. Nancy – It is a magical place … if we didn't have family in Texas I'd be very tempted to live in New Mexico. And yes, the basket middle drew my eye, too.

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