The cemeteries of the Southwestern United States
provide a unique window into the spiritual heritage of the area. In
these lonely, and oft neglected microcosms of past human existence,
one can tread reverently through a history few others will encounter.
This image was the result of just such an encounter
in a Catholic cemetery of Northeastern New Mexico. The statue of Jesus,
erected over a long forgotten grave has been keeping its silent watch
for nearly a century, yet it testifies to the idea that SomeOne is still
aware of the circumstances involved in the life that came to rest in
this tiny, remote plot of land.
In this I intentionally chose the perspective
which does not reveal the face of Jesus, leaving it to the mind's eye
of the viewer to extrapolate the details of the image to their own thoughts.