There are tales of travelers driving through New Mexico with no intention of staying but who never leave. Each story has a different beginning, but all end in a more connected place. From the Hopi culture Loloma, meaning peace and harmony, to the artist communities that gather at town squares, all have a place to share their vision. As Georgia O’Keefe said when she started making sculptures in Abiquiu as her eyesight deteriorated, “I finally can see with my hands.”

Photography and text: Natalee Ranii-Dropcho