Daily Instagrams: July 20, 2016 at 04:36PM

This unfinished sculpture is by my friend, #AlvinMarshall #whois #Diné #Navajo! What many of you, who are my friends and supporters don’t realize is that I sell & trade Alabaster stone to #NativeAmerican stone carvers throughout the #Southhwest. This is how I make a living to survive and it allows me to travel. I also do this for my family because they ask me to and so do many of the carvers. As long as my family is are able to get the stone, the #Alabaster will continue to lead me to the people who I am supposed to meet. I realize the importance behind “why” I do this. The stone is sacred in many ways because of the human relationships and friendships that form as a result of the stone. The stone also allows me to travel and capture beautiful photos of the American #Southwest, otherwise, I could not afford to travel. I have a lot of respect for the rock; it is special as you can see the spirit of it in Albin’s sculpture. August is the month when I sell the most stone in #NewMexico because of the upcoming #IndianMarket in #SantaFe. I’ve been busy the last few days as I prepare to bring about 4.5 tons of Alabaster out to Albuquerque, Santa Fe and #Taos. I look forward to meeting up with my friends, @kiltica and John Suazo at Taos Pueblo. I’m leaving Friday morning and will be on he road for the next several days until the work is done! #Nm #abq #golobos #nativeart #native #lifeways #truth #art #utahphotographer ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2a9QbeR

Daily Instagrams: July 05, 2016 at 12:16PM

Rural Decay in all its glory when you discover a #television from the decades ago caked in bird poop in #NewMexico – The Rural Decay Capital of the #AmericanSouthwest! ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/29lkPDi

Daily Instagrams: July 04, 2016 at 07:33PM

My brother and I pulled off a successful UFO Fest (Thanks @joecow) but we barely broke even with the money we raised and built this from scratch with little or no income coming in while waiting for approval on a 501c3 nonprofit all-the-while we were charting vigorously lots of red-tape and returning back to the drawing board instead of giving up… I’m in starving artist mode, currently, and I have so many projects including my biggest one, a Kickstarter that I’m trying to get done, but it’s been slow. I managed to get some of my prints out to some backers and I’m slowly working my way down that important list when I have the resources… Nobody will be left out, guaranteed! I’m thinking if I start aggressively selling prints this will help me accomplish more and quicker. People keep asking me if offer prints!? I’ve been thinking very limited edition prints on certain photos. Also, next year’s UFO Fest will be a lot easier now that I have learned how to delegate while trying to build a small army! ? Never give up on your dreams folks. My dream is to bring some showbiz to Cedar City through this festival; even more tourism to my little hometown. We have the performing arts but not enough of the filmmaking industry knocking on our door and that thought fascinates me as an artist being so close to the National Parks! ? #colortv #typography #motel #4thofjuly #newmexico ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/29shQKu