Art love on Canyon Road

November 2, 2015

sunlight doorAs our trip draws to a close I’m considering what I’ll remember most.

It’s the light.  The light is what drew Georgia O’Keefe to this part of New Mexico and it’s what makes the place so magical. We were lucky enough to have pretty good weather the entire month: not too hot, not too cold, with a few thunderstorms to break things up.

But when the day was sunny and bright and the sky was the bluest blue I’ve ever seen, it was fun to walk around town and enjoy what makes Santa Fe different from any other place on the planet.

So step through this pretty door with me and let’s see a little Canyon Road art.
erotic hug red doorThe sculpture is gorgeous, but juxtaposed against the red door it made us feel almost like voyeurs to a private moment.

under tree hugShaded by a tree, this voluptuous piece drew me in closer.

study in redThis photo is almost a study in red. The sculpture was arresting, but so were the red windowpanes and the reflection in the glass. But, see, that’s what I love about Santa Fe. Everything is art. Everything.

teepeeOn the right huge property, this would be perfect.

2 womenThese two women hid against a tree.

Gallery corazonSometimes, the gallery signs were works of art in themselves.

bird shoulderWho wouldn’t be happy with birds lined up on their shoulder and arm?

girl bird on headUnless, of course, you prefer a bird on your head.

girl pear on headIf not a bird, why not a pear? Don’t shoot!

bosomy hugI’m always attracted to the voluptuous sculptures.  This is one I’d love to own.

LH fbIf this isn’t the spitting image of our late Little He, I don’t know what is. Every time we saw it, we remembered his sweet soul

mask coolRed. It was the color of that day, when we perused Canyon Road art with friends visiting from San Francisco.

Quaker prettyWe were surprised to find a Quaker meeting house on Canyon Road.

color donkey
I have nothing to say about this, except “FUN!”

red happyThis was how we felt about our month in Santa Fe. And yes, we’ll be repeating it next year.  There’s so much more to see! We leave for home tomorrow, sad, but excited about visiting again.

13 comments on “Art love on Canyon Road
  1. Scrolling through these photos of fabulous artwork was exactly what I needed to get motivated today. Thanks!

  2. Karen Austin says:

    So many lovely, whimsical, lyric, thought provoking pieces of art. Thank you for taking wonderful photos to share. I enjoyed my mini vacay to NM. I hope to go there in person once I get these teens launched.

  3. Carla says:

    These are all simply stunning. It’s when I looked at I thought: this is my absolute favorite until I continued downward through the post.

  4. Robin says:

    I agree with Carla. Each photo bested the previous. What a wonderful way to start the week. As always, thank you for sharing your travel adventures.

  5. Absolutely beautiful. I can’t decide which one is my favorite. I loved them all.

  6. Haralee says:

    Your photos are gorgeous. The red chills of the area and the art? Voluptuous sculptures make me smile.

  7. A.J. Sefton says:

    Love these pictures!

  8. So many wonderful pieces! I just love the sculptures with the birds!!! You had quite a trip!

  9. Kimba says:

    I know most will be drawn to the red, but I love, love, love the turquoise!

  10. Becki S says:

    Your posts this month have totally made me want to add Santa Fe to the this year or next year bucket list! I love all the colors and the artwork around every corner. Thanks for sharing.

  11. These pieces of art are stunning. I definitely have to plan a trip to Santa Fe!

  12. Estelle says:

    Carol, Your gorgeous photos made me remember my trip to Santa Fe years ago. I lived it there, too!

  13. Amazing art. Love the tour….thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday link party. I hope to see you there again this Monday…….

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