Photograph, printed on archival acid free, heavy paper. 2022.
Cerrillos Road is one of those streets that doesn’t sound like it would be an interesting place to find “values” or shades of blue. As I stood in the middle of the road to take this image, I remembered that Empire Builders Supply, my favorite Santa Fe hardware store, used to be nearby. It was never a chore to go to Empire. As you walked in, hanging metal bins of nails were my favorite part. It was the locals’ local hardware. It closed its doors just before the pandemic, and we lost another Santa Fe institution.
• 24" (60.96cm) height
• 30" (76.2cm) width
• Available in editions of 5