Enchanted

We love New Mexico. So it’s not surprising that Don was inspired to make a memory montage of our last journey …

 

A bit of rusted license plate served as a (partial) title ..

 

while the Zia sun symbol found a home in the first nook of this one-time screen door frame …

 

A bit of scrap wood and some wood burning recall the petroglyphs we saw in Santa Fe …

 

While this bit of broken pottery from a recent kitchen misadventure morphed into an imagined sherd …

 

Don’s been playing with acrylic painting, this being his rendition of the New Mexican tradition of ordering both red and green chile sauces by requesting “Christmas” …

 

We were both gobsmacked by the work of Robert Rivera displayed at the Torres Gallery, which inspired this gourd and turkey feather homage  …

 

And while we didn’t spend any time under a full moon, Don’s imagining feels true …

 

I did get to contribute a bit more than broken pottery as Don contrived a cunning 2″ x 3″ loom upon which I wove …

 

And in the final nook, a tiny canvas purchased at Taos Pueblo …

 

A bit of iron hinge on one end …

 

and a rusted bit of we-know-not-what on the other …

 

completed and hung over a door in the dining room …

 

Perfect!

16 thoughts on “Enchanted

  1. I love this homage to New Mexico Don and Liz. Each piece is so spirit filled and has summarized what is so enchanting about this place: land, sky, people, food, individual cultures that have created such a unique state. What is wonderful about where you have placed your creation, over your dining room door, is the fact that of all of the places where we have lived, New Mexico especially holds food, table and family in its heart…

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  2. Marti – long have your words brought new meaning to the works we create … your presence here is so appreciatedLiz – the stories we tell and the works we create are often one and the sameMo – always the moonMeliss – YD is amazing … and always open to new ideas

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  3. Liz and Don…how wonderful! This is one of those creations one could re-visit many times and continue to find hidden treasures. I especially love the wee adobe canvas. Blessings.

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  4. Sue – when we bought the little canvas, we declined the tiny easel that accompanied it … I think we knew even then that it would end up in an assemblageDana – thank you … I actually cut the first mini-weaving off, then Don glued the second weaving into the assemblage before I could talk myself into trying for a third

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  5. LA – what a gorgeous way to remember a journey. I love collecting small bits on my travels and they do become memory holders and reminders. Let D know that he produced a beauty. Go well. B

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  6. Barry – your pieces of repurposed art have long been an inspiration for both of us … Vicky – that screen door, one of two, has made an appearance in many of Don's assemblages and frames. There's a fun backstory about our one-time favorite antique store. The owner told us she had two old doors that we were welcome to take … we demurred and said we could only take them if she would let us pay her. $5 and the deal was done.Nancy – thank you … every time someone suggests that Don could sell his work my response is \”we still have some wall space left.\”

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