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SANTA FE'S ART SCENE
Statement by Carmella Padilla
(SANTA FEAN, June/July, 2009, 31)

Santa Fe’s art scene is known for reaching beyond traditional fine-art materials, and these days, glass clay, video and other new media are taking center stage… That’s why we’ve asked a dozen local art professionals and aficionados—curators, collectors, educators, and gallerists—to name standout area talents whose work in any medium distinguishes them from the crowd… All share one thing in common: an ability to make art with creativity, depth and mastery.

Fiber: Joan Brink
“She takes the ancient art of basketmaking to new levels of expression. Using traditional materials, she weaves age-old techniques with the symbolism of deeply rooted cultures. Her baskets are at once sleek, sculptural, sacred, and durable, speaking to the functionality of the art form and the delicate balance of nature.” (Carmella Padilla, collector)


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