Art for arts sake...

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Friday, November 9, 2007

The nice thing about what we are doing is being able to "go where the wind blows us" or at least where locals recommend. One of Larry's suggestions was for us to travel the Tesuque Canyon road and find the Shidoni foundry and gallery. We did, just out of town on a narrow windy road (yet another one - not gravel this time) we found an amazing wonderland, a garden of art;
 sculptures, wind mobiles and exciting inspirational objects. This is an ex apple orchard turned display park for artists from all over the country.
 Behind the park is a bronze foundry where many of the pieces are cast and by the roadside is a gallery with such an eclectic mix that whatever your style or medium you would find it here. I just like so many styles it was certainly the place for me, Betsy seemed a bit taken too, yet again no apologies for the number of pictures we took.
Returning to town the only way to complete an "arty" day was by taking a walk down "gallery alley" AKA Canyon Road: This road has over 100 art galleries, studios, speciality shops and restaurants, most in the historic adobe architecture.

I have been inspired again, my "earthship" home will have wind mobiles and a meditation bell with which announce your visit - when 'you comin'?
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