Like water for the desert, New Media for New Mexico

Love and Hate – Southwestern Style

Emerging Transitions

Several months ago my daughter’s pediatric pulmonary specialist made an appointment for her to see a cardiologist at UNM Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque. That appointment was today. I’m happy to say she is absolutely fine.

In reality I think the only reason that we all, her Dr.s included, continue to scrutinize her health so closely now is because she was so critically ill when she was an infant.

Anyway, to get to the point, when I just recently saw that there was a post due today about art we really didn’t like, I knew I’d be here in Albuquerque. My train of thought then moved on to the tacky pseudo Native American style that dominates a lot of Southwester art. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally in love with the new burst of “Native” design that’s going on in the fashion industry right now. Anything is better than the 80’s…

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  1. Peter, I am glad that your daughter is alright. I can only image the agony of a parent with very sick child, as she was as an infant. About the art, I know what you mean. I do get a kick from kitsch art, as long as that is what is seen to be. When the art is sentimental, I dismiss it. On a deeper level, I have stayed away from art that categorizes people. I don’t want to be considered a “woman artist”. I was invited to exhibit in the in the inaugural show at the Woman’s Museum in Washington DC. It was an honor to be invited, but after weighing the pros and cons, I declined. All people, and artists need the same things and I feel that artists need to express themselves as individuals who indeed have issues with race, gender economic status and other concerns. I find that if these concerns “become” the person/artist it is a crutch. Anyway, I may be off the subject a bit, but the important thing beyond all that I have written is that your daughter is healthy!!

    September 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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