A trip to New Mexico
July 15, 2002
Just returned from Santa Fe, where I ran into Godfrey Reggio, a filmmaker, at the Aztec Cafe. And if you remember, he created Powaqqatsi, “Life in Transformation,” and also Hoyaanisqats, “Life Out of Balance.”
We talked indie film stuff over a cup of chai tea and guess what? Soon to be released at this year’s Telluride Film Festival on Labor Day weekend is another film called Naqoyqatsi, “War As A Way of Life.” And he went on, “civilized violence, sanctioned terror.” Personally I am looking forward to the move. I always admired his creative ideas in film.
Also stopped by Charlie Miner’s Foundry in Tesuque Glass Works located in the lush village of Tesuque, N.M. to check out his glass creations. He is about to head out the door when I arrive to go trout fishing at his favorite fishing hole.
He wouldn’t tell where it was but invited me to come along; unfortunately I was under a deadline. So I checked out the glass in molten fluid state, a process worth witnessing.
It is an amazing opportunity to watch the steps of blowing glass. Glass has incredible possibilities, however it is unforgiving. As an artist you must pay close attention to what you are doing. It is a one-time shot.
If you’re interested in seeing Charlie Miner’s work, stop by the Rachael Collection on Copper Mall.
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