Inspired Art :: (New) New Mexico Modern

Scouting the art world for new pieces to tell the story of a modern look at the rich arts history of New Mexico, I stumbled onto an old favorite resource- the Library of Congress website.   Unbelievable resource of ready to print ultra high resolution scans of historical photos and illustrations.  (We're talking up to 100 megabyte .tiff files- 30" wide printouts!)

How stunning?  These are the contenders.  Im drawn to the black and white, but also the fact that they were shot on film- so the compositions are so natural and imperfect.  I especially love the borders created by scanning in the actual negatives.  That element will be staying on the print...