Midnight In The Mimbres Valley

Catherine Gabaldon Barnes


Catherine Gabaldon Barnes Jewelry
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

16.5 x .75

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The inspiration for my work comes from patterns, color, and texture that naturally occur in nature. Growing up in the southwestern desert has also influenced my work with its ancient history and diverse culture. Incorporating those things that give nature its inherent uniqueness and beauty, with awareness of ancient cultural patterns—I offer my own vision within the evolving creative continuum. I seek fresh expressions and bring these into my artwork through the use of metalsmithing techniques.

Midnight in the Mimbres Valley was inspired by pottery shards laying scattered in the southwestern desert. A mystery of geometric patterns from an ancient artist’s hand of long ago.

I am a Metalsmith/Jewelry Designer based in New Mexico. I earned my BA in Art with an emphasis in Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design at New Mexico State University. I have participated in the Las Cruces Arts Fair in 2020 & 2021, The Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show in 2021 and currently display my work in The Hood Gallery of Las Cruces, NM and online.

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