Monday, March 17, 2008

Tucumcari Part III - Murals


With all the faded glitz of Tucumcari, the last thing I expected to find was a very current and lively public art. The art was in the form of murals. Murals on the outside of buildings. All kinds of buildings. From the Chamber of Commerce to the local pharmacy to a tobacco shop. There are somewhere around 30 different murals all over town and I probably saw twenty to twenty-five of them on my walk. All I can say is WOW. Totally unexpected and really, really cool.

The majority were painted by the husband and wife team of Doug and Sharon Quarles. Their style is photo realism so when you look at their murals there’s no need to “interpret”. The subjects range from historical scenes to humorous to personal memorials. I’ll say no more….the murals speak for themselves.

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This on one side of the building















And this on the other....














To absent friends...







Very realistic....















Historical...















Humorous....











Thanks for visiting.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

loved that, now I might go to Tucumcari. :)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow... love the murals! Those are fantastic. I would love to see those in person. Those are incredible!!
~Michele~

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