The inspiration for this piece is a small chapel on the Johnson Mesa, in northeast New Mexico. It appears to be deserted, but periodically, there are services that are held there, attended by people who used to live on the Mesa, or their descendants. It is well kept up, and clean. As I walked around the outside of the chapel, I couldn’t help but look into the windows and see the benches, the windows on the opposite wall, and what lay beyond. It sparked my imagination of what life was like when this chapel was used regularly, and that is what this piece is meant to evoke. From the outside looking in, imagining the life that once was.
Outside Looking In