Monday, November 26, 2012

Looking Back At Murals In Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

I would like to expand a bit the definition
 of alternative building to include murals.

(I want to continue looking back at some of my posts 
from a couple of years ago that may have been missed
 by the weekly readers of this blog,
and this post comes from December 13, 2010.)

The first three photos show the White Coyote Cafe.

The quirky little town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico has a lot of artists 
and it is great to see that some of them are staying busy painting on buildings...

...and a community that shows a lot of public art 
also shows a lot of pride.

These next two photos are on what I think 
is the old high school and now houses city offices.

They are beautifully done
 and every time I go by them I look up in amazement.

These next two are behind a storefront on the main drag 
and you only see them from the alley.

Not everybody would decorate the rear of their store this nice.

Lastly we have a hot springs,
 which of course is what T. or C. is all about.

For more on T. or C. see my post from November 11th on More Color,
or go to the right side bar under LABELS - NEW MEXICO 
and click on Along The Rio Grande,
and for more on murals look under LABELS - The ARTS 
and click on Color And Murals.


  1. Just found this blog. We live in Portales, husband gets M.A. Ed, after that it's on to Northern NM. I'm into learning all I can about small building w/natural resources & area-specific methods. As an native NM artist (NMSU Las Cruces) this blog is relevant & I'm so glad to have found it. Thanks & please continue-

    1. If you did not notice on the right side bar there are the Labels (like chapters) that will help guide you through the different posts here. Northern New Mexico is truly a land of enchantment with lots of alternative building. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for your comments.