I'd like to share some of the tapestries that seemed to me on opening day to be especially apt interpretations of the theme. Many thanks to the artists for allowing me to reproduce their work, and apologies that space constraints don't allow me to feature every wonderful piece! All images are copyright the artist. All photos by me unless noted.
|Nancy Wohlenberg, Morning Mountain, 23" x 24" |
Nancy is inspired by dawn breaking over the mountains in the high desert of Albuquerque.
|detail, Nancy Wohlenberg, Morning Mountain|
Elizabeth Buckley, November Light, 28 x 28" Photo courtesy the artist.
Elizabeth captures the magic of migrating Sandhill Cranes who winter in the Rio Grande Bosque and forage in the grasses.
|detail, Elizabeth Buckley, November Light|
|Robin Reider, One World Revisited, 34" x 46" |
Robin says the houses could be African huts or adobe homes in New Mexico, under skies criss-crossed by jet trails.
|detail, Robin Reider, One World Revisited|
|Heather Gallegos-Rex, Clearing Up, 27" x 18" |
Heather's work is inspired by the color, light and natural and architectural forms of her environment.
|Mary Rawcliffe Colton, New Mexico Light, 23" x 12" |
Mary is inspired by the changing skies as marked by the phases of the moon and changing weather and time of day. Dusty, dry air reflects the rich colors of the landscape.
|Mary Cost, Garden Wall II, 38" x 21" |
Mary is inspired by the play of light on Santa Fe's adobe walls.
|Karen Cox, Sunset on la Mesa, 40" x 28"|
Karen has woven the mountains she sees from her home and is inspired by spinning and dyeing her own wool.
|Carol Seeds, New Mexico Sky, 16" x 10"|
Carol wove four views of the changing colors of the sky in a single sunset.
|Cindy Dworzak, Indian Summer at Ghost Ranch, 9" x 9"|
Cindy is conveying the mysterious beauty of late summer at Ghost Ranch