One of the artist’s all-time favorites pieces, this image of chile ristras is one of five occupying space on his business cards. Ristras are the strings of red chile you see hanging along fences, patios, and portals all across New Mexico. In the Fall, one can purchase ristras at farmer’s markets and roadside stands. They are used for decoration and are also said to bring good health and good luck; this, in addition to hanging for later cooking and eating. The chile ristra truly seems to represent all things New Mexico.

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Oct 24, 2018


Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Dirk Gray