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roswell, nm to las vegas, nm…we're not alone

roswell, nm to las vegas, nm…we're not alone

Today was a less artful day, but just as fun, nonetheless.  I awoke to the sounds of my hotel neighbor, Gov Bill Richardson, leaving for his breakfast conference on New Mexico Tourism…yes, he stays at the Holiday Inn Express when in Roswell.  There was talk…

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Times are tough in Tiny Town

Times are tough in Tiny Town

Excerpted from Santa Fe New Mexican Julie Ann Grimm | The New Mexican  3/16/2008 – 3/17/ 08 The term “outsider art” does not begin to describe what’s on display at Tiny Town. Even so, the roadside attraction just north of Madrid just isn’t what it used to…

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McMath Sculptures

McMath Sculptures

Gordon McMath  |  unknown  |  Mountainair, NM Found object metal sculptures  |  Creation dates unknown Sometimes you find things while getting lost.  Around the corner from Pop Shaffer’s Hotel, there is a house with great found object sculptures.  No one was home.

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Shaffer Hotel & Rancho Bonito

Shaffer Hotel & Rancho Bonito

Clem “Pop” Shaffer  |  1880-unknown  |  Mountainair, NM Lodging and home environment  |  Rancho Bonito – 1937 • Shaffer Hotel – 1922 In the early 1900s, “Pop” Shaffer moved to Mountainair, New Mexico—a thriving community known as the “Pinto Bean Capitol of the World”—to work…

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The Bone Zone

The Bone Zone

Tammy Jean Lange  |  1958- |  Madrillos, NM Found object environment  |  Created 1994 to present Along the Turquoise Trail, just outside Madrid, New Mexico lurks “The Bone Zone,” the ever-evolving found object and road kill environment/miniature village by Tammy Jean Lange, also known as…

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Michael Austin Wright

Michael Austin Wright

Michael Austin Wright  |  unknown  |  Madrid, NM Metal sculptures  |  Creation dates unknown Along the “Turquoise Trail,” (Highway 14) in between Albuquerque and Madrid, there is a home with incredible welded sculptures.  Cowboys, horses, and more… Alas, no one was home, but the view…

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Aztec Motel

Aztec Motel

  Phyllis Evans  |  dates unknown  |  Albuquerque, NM Embellished environment  |  Created 1994 Along Historic Route 66 and all of the great old neon motel signs, there is one particular motel that caught my attention…the Aztec Motel.  Not only is the signage eye-popping, but…

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