Muralismo| Santa Fe-Style

Mark your territory.  Hide something ugly. Beautify public space. Show some pride. Communicate ideals or fantasies. That’s what murals can do.

In Santa Fe’s Railyard District, there is a place where youth are directed to develop themselves through artistic expression. It is found at  Warehouse 21.  There, you guessed it, one finds a building wrapped in murals and graffiti. Good stuff goes on in here, or so they say on their website. It wasn’t open when we drove by. The site is a head turner. I, however, stopped and walked around to snap up a bit of it.  One artist challenged others to stay away from ruining his work, though that is inevitable with the passage of time.

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FREE FOOD EDM JAMS | Artist note in the mural corner reads: “ONLY TOYS TAGG MURALS “ESTO” DON’T BE A TOY! & GET TO WORKIN ON YOUR STYLE TOY… J.SANTOS

Sure would have enjoyed those EDM jams, too.

Behind the giant square building, I found these pieces:

Keep Your Tags off Jimi

Keep Your Tags off Jimi; RIP

 

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Shed in Red and Blue–What do you think it depicts?

The rear entrance is superfly:

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On the side of it, I enjoyed this:

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AZTEC SUN GOD | Sun themes are fairly common in SW murals.  We got lots of it.

 

On the front of it I enjoyed this:

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Aztec Inspiration Abounds

And this:

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LIVE

And way in the front was this:

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Along the Railroad Tracks

 

Finally, behind the Railyard Perrformance Center on nearby Camino de La Familia, I enjoyed this:

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Homage to the Sun

 

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