Boca de Chorro

I thought I had known New Mexico before. This time, I had just watched “I Love Dick” and I had been summoned.

 Shadow Tree, Cynthia Patterson. Taos, New Mexico 2017

Shadow Tree, Cynthia Patterson. Taos, New Mexico 2017

I was sent for by the artist Lynda Benglis, to share her desert studio space. She decided I would take leave of my family, and work on my art. Using photography, drawing and sculptural ceramics, I processed my abstract allegories.  She in turn started what she wanted- the Boca de Chorro residency.

Lynda and her hands. New Mexico 2017

In revisiting New Mexico I learned how wildly young I had been before. Standing calmly I held my space quite differently, out in the desert alone. Now, a woman in my forties, I held the responsibilities of children, marriage, and time that can not be attained without jumping the ravine.

 Inner Garden. Sante Fe, New Mexico 2017

Inner Garden. Sante Fe, New Mexico 2017

The body of work evolved from making spaces to live in, to alter spaces that one can relate to. The shifting of home-centric meditations to movable feasts.

 The one that got away... The first alter, before it broke. Saxe Patterson. Taos, New Mexico 2017

The one that got away... The first alter, before it broke. Saxe Patterson. Taos, New Mexico 2017

The first showing of this body of work will be slowly replacing Margaret Walter's "40 Years of Painting Out". A closing event will be posted for September, when the new work has taken over the space. Visit through the month as the two shows merge and shift.

Studio Two Zero Two

202 Main Street

Walla Walla, Washington

 Her self and her dress. New Mexico 2017

Her self and her dress. New Mexico 2017

This blog is made from process images.