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Dragonflies   2 comments

emporer-dragonflies-mating-1-of-1-ii-blogDragonflies — Image by kenne

What is it about a work of art, even when it is bought and sold in the market, that makes us distinguish it from . . . pure commodities? A work of art is a gift, not a commodity. . . works of art exist simultaneously in two “economies”, a market economy and a gift economy. Only one of these is essential, however: a work of art can survive without the market, but where there is no gift, there is no art.

— Lewis Hyde

White Dove Of The Desert Computer Art   Leave a comment

baileys-visit-2011-04-16-san-xavier-mission-iii-blog-frameWhite Dove of the Desert (Mission San Xavier del Bac, First Posted April 2011) — Computer Art by kenne

‘‘San Xavier del Bac, known as a rancheria since the seventeenth century and as a mission since 1720 or 1732, was, in June 1768, committed to the care of Padre Francisco Garces, who was its minister for eight or ten years, but whose successors are not named in any record that I have seen. The neophytes were scattered and had forgotten their doctrine, so it is said, but they consented to return if not compelled to work. The mission was destroyed before the end of the year by Apaches, who killed the native governor and captured two soldiers, the padre and most of the neophytes being absent at the time. In several subsequent raids, the mission livestock disappeared, but after 1772 lost ground was more than regained, though Padre Garces * * * was, for a large part of the time, engaged in northern explorations. The official report of 1772 shows a population of 270 on the registers and describes the church as moderately capacious but poorly supplied with furniture and vestments. During this period, all the churches of Pimeria Alta are described as adobes, covered with wood, grass, and earth. Arricivita, writing in 1791, mentions on one page that the Franciscans have built here adobe houses for the natives and walls for defense against the Apaches; but though specifying somewhat minutely the various churches that had been built or repaired, he says nothing of such work at Bac. In a similar statement on another page, however, he includes Bac and Tucson among the places where churches of brick had been built. Yet I think the chronicler would not have dismissed with so slight a notice the magnificent structure still standing at San Xavier, which has elicited many a description from modern visitors. The church is said to bear the date of 1797, which is presumably that of its completion. The building, or rebuilding, was probably begun soon after the date of the reports on which Arricivita based his work and completed it in the final decade of the century. * * * The establishment seems to have had no minister and to have been practically abandoned from about 1828, though the Papago ex-neophytes are said to have cared for the building to some extent in later years.’’

This is the oldest mission in Arizona or California and today stands as a monument to the early fathers’ industry, religious zeal, and architectural skill. 

“Tucson, as we have seen, Tucson is first mentioned in 1763 as a rancheria visita of Bac, which had been abandoned for the most part. In the last years of Jesuit control, however, it had 331 Indians, more or less, under the control of the missionaries. In his report of 1772, Reyes describes San Jose de Tucson as a visita of Bac, without church or padre’s house, on a fertile site where a large number of gentile and Christian Indians—not registered, but estimated at over 200 families—had congregated. Many of these seem to have been subsequently scattered; at least Anza found only eighty families of Pimas in 1774. Says Arricivita: ‘‘The Apaches have always sought to destroy a small rancheria at Tucson, it being the point of entry for their irruptions; but by the efforts of Padre Garces, there was built a pueblo, with a church, house for the padre, and a wall for defense, and it is to-day, a presidio of Spaniards.’’’’

From this, it will be seen that Padre Garces made Tucson a walled town, it being the first and only walled city in the United States.

— from History of Arizona — Volume I

Universal Flight — Pursuing Your Personal Legend By Learning To Trust Your Heart   Leave a comment

Vultures (1 of 1) grunge art blog“Universal Flight” — Computer art by kenne

“When a person really desires something,
all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

“. . .when we strive to become better than we are,
everything around us becomes better, too.”

“The closer one gets to realizing his destiny,
the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.”

― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Capturing The Moment — Evening Primrose On The Mountain   2 comments

Cutleaf Evening Primrose (1 of 1) art blogCutleaf Evening Primrose On The Mountain (Mt. Lemmon, August 1, 2014) — Image by kenne

Walking mountain trails

Nature opening to all,

A time to belong.

— kenne

Shadows At The Backdoor   Leave a comment

The Room (1 of 1)Houndgog & T99 blog“Shadows at the Backdoor”  (09/13/03) — Image by kenne

Blues Legend, Jimmy “T99” Nelson is shadowed by James “Blues Hound” Nagel and Smokin’ Joe Montes
off-stage at the back entrance of the old Washington Street Rhythm Room.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJimmy “T99” Nelson (10/01/01) — Image by kenne


Mister Trumpet Man, Come Blow Your Horn   2 comments

Old Pueblo“Mister Trumpet Man” Come Blow Your Horn — Image by kenne

Mister trumpet man
Come play some Dixieland jazz
Old noo-AW-lyenz style.

— kenne


Galactic Sunset   5 comments

Sunset (1 of 1) April 10, 2014 art blogGalactic Sunset — Computer Art Image by kenne

Galactic sunset

In the desert’s milky way

Arching the night sky.

— kenne

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