Chaco Canyon is a magical, transformative place. I visited Chaco Canyon for the first time last year after living in New Mexico for several years. It was wintertime, and the tops of the stacked stone walls were neatly dusted with fresh snow in stark contrast to the deep red-orange of the stone and earth. My footprints showed my wandering, exploratory path as I navigated through tiny rooms and structures and imagined the walkways and paths of the people who came before me. The allure and mystery of the ruins is fascinating, and exploring Chaco Canyon left me with an unsettling and pervasive sense of the unknown. The artwork shown is inspired by the Pueblo Bonito site, the largest of the ruins found in Chaco Canyon. The skeleton outline of tiny kivas and chambers is periodically punctuated with pops of vibrant color, echoing the palette found in the desert landscape.
Jen is a commercial interior designer in Albuquerque, New Mexico and also runs her own business, Jen Fox Studios, where she designs fabric and sewing patterns for handbags. When she's not designing the interior of a new building or sewing, Jen can be found exploring the great outdoors in the beautiful state of New Mexico.