On preserving Gilberto Guzman’s “Multi-Cultural” mural in Santa Fe, New Mexico

I’ve got an op-ed (written with my father) out in my hometown newspaper The Santa Fe New Mexican today on the necessity of preserving a mural that has a deeply primal hold on my subconscious. Something about it has always felt Jungian, the figures and forms looming large over flashes of my sun-baked southwestern childhood. There are a few photos beyond the jump. Read more about the controversy over its destruction here

One particular figure in the mural imprinted itself deep within my own subconscious, the bull creature on the left.

“When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert …”

A few photos I took back in 2014

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last…

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