purveyors of curious thangs


2878 ST HWY 14, Madrid, NM 87010  505-474-4893

Wall Batterton

Artist's Statement

“A visit to the African/Oceanic exhibits at the de Young Museum a few years ago activated my life-long admiration of primitive art. That, along with viewing the Geographic Project that monitored the migration out of Africa, approximately 80,000 years ago resulting in the populating of the entire planet, triggered this Head/Face Series. From modern left-over stuff and salvaged wood scraps, I watched these works evolve with an endless variety of human-like expressions. This is my modern tribute to our ancestors’ art, produced all over the world as they moved on and on.”