The distinct contradiction of frosty snow and sun-warmed adobe architecture, of the hard icy crunch and the spongy, sandy earth underfoot during my travels to Taos Pueblo inspired my new charcoal drawing.
The ancient roots of the Southwest United States landscape we call home beckoned our family to journey to the Taos Pueblo and discover its ancestral heritage. United by a love for a vast blue sky, the open line of the western horizon, and the majestic Sangre de Christo mountians, we felt a reverent connection to the Red Willow tribe that calls Taos Pueblo home.
To offer gratitude for prayers answered, or to petition a saint's assistance with a particular need, the sacred practice of offering a milagro, a small metal charm, creates a beautiful piece of living art wherever a multitude of offerings gather.
A vibrant sky rich in jeweled blues and violets, sun-warmed earth hues of stark adobe architecture, and golden hues of the autumnal landscape are all featured in four new small works painted in oil on canvas.