May 06, 2017
Located in the desolate plains of West Texas is a town called Marfa. Known for the iconic Prada Installation designed by Elmgreen and Dragset. Marfa is more than a roadside attraction. It is a town with an uncanny history and a culture rooted in conceptual art.
Marfa feels like a desert island island surrounded by dry earth and withered fields. The neon blushed skies and empty paved streets; there is a beauty in its starkness.
An old gas station converted into the Marfa Contemporary Museum (pictured below)..... Marfa, I had imagined it differently. It was noisier, more populated in my mind's eye. When I arrived, a peaceful feeling came over me. It was sleepy and windy and my senses were amplified. It was a place that wanted me to see differently, to listen closely, to be entranced...
The Chinati Foundation founded by conceptual artist, Donald Judd. (below) . . . (strange fact: the compound that currently houses many large scale artworks was once a POW camp for German Prisoners in the 1940's.)
This is the last and third installment of the Daydream Nation Series. If you want to check out the other stories here are the links:
Part One: Arcosanti
Part Two: Blue Mountains / White Sands
Echo + Air
August 01, 2017
July 01, 2017
June 07, 2017