Mimbres Mural 1998 Cowboys & Indians Antiques - 4000 Central SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico The iconography used in this wall is based on the black-on-white pottery designs of the prehistoric Mimbres culture.
"Mimbres" may, depending on its context, refer to a tradition within a
subregion of the Mogollon culture area (the Mimbres branch or the Mimbres Mogollon)
or to an interval of time, the "Classic Mimbres phase" (also known as
the "Mimbres culture"; A.D. 1000-1130, roughly) within the Mimbres
The Mimbres branch is a subset of the larger Mogollon culture area,
centered in the Mimbres Valley and encompassing the upper Gila river and
parts of the upper San Francisco river in southwestern New Mexico and
southeastern Arizona as well as the Rio Grande Valley and it western
tributaries in southwest New Mexico. Differentiation between the Mimbres
branch and other areas of the Mogollon culture area is most apparent
during the Three Circle (A.D. 825-1000 roughly) and Classic Mimbres
(A.D. 1000-1150) phases, when architectural construction and black and
white painted pottery assume locally distinctive forms and styles." -wikipedia This is still the largest solo mural I've ever done.
Side Wall This represents a simplified version of evolution. From Creation on the right through the insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Ending in man holding the Earth, the only symbol on this wall not based directly on real Mimbres iconography.
Back wall Using my own interpretation of the Mimbres style to represent modern times..