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HAND/EYE: New Mexico and the Genius of Place

Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Julia Mandeville shares her thoughts on the otherworldly dimensions of 
Walter De Maria's The Lightening Field (images via Dia Art Foundation)

My artist residency at The LAND/an art site in rural New Mexico 
– an examination of 'genius loci' and the role of natural fiber

Gail Rieke's textured collages and assemblages
pay homage to perfectly calibrated environments

Hand/Eye New Mexico Issue 07

It was such a tremendous joy to receive this latest issue of HAND/EYE magazine at the beginning of 2012. I have had such a love affair with New Mexico's landscape since my first pilgrimage in 1995. This current edition of HAND/EYE genuinely demonstrates why both rural and urban New Mexico are interwoven to create 'the land of enchantment'

Dr. Pamela Ravasio reports on Colcha embroidery
– one of the few indigenous textiles of New Mexico

From the Acoma potters of 'Sky City' to the vibrant Santa Fe International Folk Market to 'low rider' culture to traditional 'Colcha' embroidery – this colorful and multi-textured view on the hand/eye connections of the desert Southwest will both transport and ground you via a close examination of regional crafting methodologies. It is an inspiring read and one that will make you experience a bit of wanderlust during the depths of winter.

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