Solos Pero Juntos (Alone yet Together), Spring 2013

Photo image of "First Light" mosaic mural

This mosaic depicts the land we love: the desert stretches away to juniper and pinon trees in the shadow of a distant cliff. A raven glides above the desert, its shadow slipping across the sand, while a storm cloud swells with rain. The poem in the desert was collaboratively written with Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque Poet Laureate 2012-2014. The solitary raven symbolizes the loneliness each of us must at times embrace, as artists and as people, while the poem celebrates the thirteen years of joyful communal effort that created the Convention Center mosaics.

Lead Apprentices


Karly Catron-Cardell


Lead Artists


Cassandra Reid


Poet Laureate

Hakim Bellamy



This Project Was Funded By

City of Albuquerque Public Art Program

Heart Gallery of New Mexico Foundation