Buffalo Roam

Santa Fe Weird: Kyle Santa Fe sculptor Don Kennell has just completed another stunning art project, guaranteed to keep people talking about our planet and how to preserve its unique wonders, natural environments and natural resources. The three buffalo, now watching the world from their post in the parking lot of La Puerta Originals on…

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Tools of the Trade

Santa Fe Weird Kyle When is a ladder not a ladder? Tool or Prop? When someone steps off the ladder, is it an accident, a stunt or practice for an upcoming event? Could this man be preparing to leap a tall building. He’ll need a cape and tights if he plans to do that. Flying…

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Giddy Up

Santa Fe Weird Buick Grill Another trip down Cerrillos Road this past week turned up more quirky art. Where? At the car wash. Squeaky Clean Car Wash at 3931 Cerrillos Road has two interesting pieces on display right out front. Some might argue that the front end of a 1950-ish Buick is not art. Others…

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Jurassic Park

Santa Fe Weird Kyle Here in Santa Fe, you can find the most fascinating things in places where you least expect them.  For example, on Cerrillos Road, there’s a bit of Jurassic Park – really. While driving down that busy road one afternoon, Kyle and I spotted a Tyrannosaurus Rex. I promised Kyle we’d come…

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What’s that Sound?

Santa Fe Weird Kyle The lyrics of the old Buffalo Springfield song, “For What It’s Worth,” have never seemed more appropriate, particularly the third stanza… There’s battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong Young people speakin’ their minds Getting so much resistance from behind (lyrics by Stephen Stills) Kyle and I headed down…

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The Summer of Love -1967

Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest: New Mexico History Museum Magic Bus Kyle If you remember the sixties, you weren’t there, or so the saying goes. No one knows for sure who said that: Robin Williams, Gracie Slick, Timothy Leery, the Harvard prof, best known for his LSD experiments, who encouraged one and all to…

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A Love Affair Like No Other

Santa Fe Weird Kyle The definition of weird is broad. When weird is defined, adjectives such as uncanny, unnatural, unusual and strange are listed as synonyms. Strange works for me. Synonyms for that word include: extraordinary, out of the ordinary, curious, bizarre, funny and weird. We’ve come full circle on the synonym trail, a bizarre…

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Meow Wolf

Santa Fe Weird Kyle The definition of weird is broad. When weird is defined, adjectives such as uncanny, unnatural, unusual and strange are listed as synonyms. Strange works for me. Synonyms for that word include: extraordinary, out of the ordinary, curious, bizarre, funny and weird. We’ve come full circle on the synonym trail, a bizarre…

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