Here you’ll find my visual musings about my journey into Mexico and into my own past.
- September 14, 2015: A few old photos of the Lazy Y 5 Ranch, where I spent my early years learning that I did not wish to join the ranks of the cowboys.
- September 15, 2015. At the Boothill Graveyard in Tombsone, Arizona, visiting the grave of Al George, my great, great, great uncle. Al moved to the area in the 1880s to work as a cowboy for the Kansas Cattle Company. Contrary to the inscription on the grave marker, on December 31, 1884, while rounding up cattle near Black Diamond mine and not far The Town too Tough to Die, Apaches took his life.
- September 16, 2015. Bisbee, Arizona, where my grandparents settled for a short while before homesteading their ranch a few miles west of here.
- September 17-20, 2015. My first journey into Mexico, photos and details here.
- September 20, 2015. The San Pedro River, including a former house on the Boquillas ranch, now denoted “The San Pedro House,” the river, and, horrors, a traffic light at the turn-off to the road that leads to the ranch where I grew up.
- September 21-25, 2015. My second journey into Mexico, photos and details here. A few other images:
- Photos from the family cemetery on the ranch and a few nearby sights.
- October 7, 2015: I spent my day wandering along the northern edge of the border and visiting the ranch of the famous cattleman, Texas John Slaughter.
- A couple of video clips of the land that gave birth to the Wild West:
- Texas John Slaughter’s ranch, now a museum:
- October 10, 2015: I spent a fascinating day embedded with the arts group that erected a virtual fence that bisected the US/Mexico border fence.
The drive down to the border:
Installing a balloon:
A view through the border fence:
- October 11, 2015: Douglas, Arizona, Artist training with Ana Teresa Fernández and M. Jenea Sanchez to explore the creation of site-specific artworks through interactive projects.
- October 13, 2015: I spent an afternoon jamming with a Cochise County music legend Jerry Holcomb (and trying to master a few of his swing chords):
- Stay tuned for more.