new mexico wilderness alliance


V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017

Found Objects

Patrick Nagatani, 1945-2017

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance puts together the expansive Wilderness: Land Untrammeled, a group show of more than 50 visual artists; art photographer Patrick Nagatani passes away.
V.19 No.11 | 3/18/2010
Daniel Richmond at work

Portrait of the Artist

Call of the West

An interview with sculptor Daniel Richmond

Daniel Richmond moved to Albuquerque in the fall of 2009. A Vermont native with a breathtaking talent for woodcarving and a long-standing connection to the Southwest, he came here to pursue his MFA in Sculpture at UNM. Just last week, he embossed the names of 112 New Mexico endangered species in red Jemez dirt across the university’s Smith Plaza. The meaning of the work rested as much on its creation as on its disappearance; within moments of its completion, students shuffled and skateboarded across the installation, wiping it away entirely. Over the next few months, he plans to repeat his 112 Endangered Names Embossed in Dirt project—and present many others—throughout the city. The Alibi wanted to know what motivates this fantastically curious new Albuquerquean. So we went and found out.

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