Albuquerque Mural - 1998

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  • 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 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 branch.
    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..
  • Side Wall - detail
  • Back Wall - detail
  • Back Wall - detail