Metal embossing of Changing Woman representing menopause

Symbols in Changing Woman

By Morgan | November 7, 2022

Superficially insignificant or accidental looking detail [in art] may well carry the most important unconscious symbolism.”~~Anton Ehrenzweig “Your badge – it’s just a star, just another symbol. Your talisman. It can’t stop criminals in their tracks, can it? It has power because you believe it does.”~~Sally Owens in Practical Magic Making this draft version of […]

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Photo of a sculpture called The Solicii in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Solicii

By Morgan | April 12, 2022

The original Solicii sculpture was burned in an act of arson. But it was recently rebuilt. Read the whole story here – The gods have many faces: ‘The Solacii’ rises by Michael Abetamarco The sculpture and its story of resilience and rebirth helped inspire me to write the poem below for some special people in […]

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Proposal Selected for UETF Resiliency Residency

By Morgan | February 18, 2022

I was fortunate to be selected for one of the City of Albuquerque’s UETF Resiliency Residencies.

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Art Inspiration: Sculpture in the Desert

By Morgan | February 1, 2022

Driving north along I-25, it rose darkly from the flat land and scrubby desert growth reaching into a gray sky and calling me like a siren.At first, I thought it was some errant tree. Then as we got closer, that perhaps it was a bit of leftover building. No. It was…

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Donkey on top of building

Art Inspiration: Carrizozo, New Mexico

By Morgan | January 17, 2022

The day after Christmas we took a mini-trip. We called it the Las Cruces Loop as we intended to head south, cut east on US 380 to Carrizozo and then head south on US 54 stopping at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site before heading through Tularosa and Almagordo. Then we would hit US 70 to White Sands National Park and spend the night in Las Cruces. The next day we would head home after checking out a few public pieces of art in Las Cruces. It was a way to get out of the house, spend a little time in nature and see some public art. 

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Mayan-looking glyph from 3 Rivers Petroglyph Monument

Art Inspiration: Three Rivers Petroglyphs Monument

By Morgan | January 1, 2022

The day after Christ’s birthday
The New Mexico sky was shrouded in gray
Basalt boulders rise up

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Embossing of two-headed goddess on metal.

Percolations on the Winter Solstice

By Morgan | December 22, 2021

“Jana, Goddess of January January is the month presided over by the goddess Jana, wife of the two-faced god, Janus. She, too, is often depicted as having two faces, one facing the past, and one facing the future. Jana is a moon goddess who presides over the great Wheel of the Year, doorways, childbirth, new […]

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Copper-headed fence post shaman sculpture

The Fence Post Shaman Project – Part 1: Copper Shaman

By Morgan | November 18, 2021

My mother passed away at the beginning of the COVID lockdown. Life as I had known it had changed radically. There were no more restaurant trips, lingering over dessert. No wandering around the used bookstore discovering hidden treasures. And yet, life had not changed nearly as much for me. I had worked from home before […]

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Partly finished Calavera design

Endings and Beginnings

By Morgan | November 1, 2021

October 31 – November 4 Samhain, Celtic New Year, All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, New Moon This is a time of endings and beginnings. A time for reflecting back and looking forward. It is a fitting time to say good-bye to our beloved house in Placitas. It was a hard decision that we […]

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