Museum of New Mexico Press


Jerry West

The Alchemy of Memory

Jerry West, author
Rebecca Solnit, Essays
MaLin Wilson-Powell, Essays
Joseph Traugott, Author

This publication is a long-awaited and richly deserved retrospective of one of Santa Fe and New Mexico's most prominent artists. Dreams, memory, prairie, the night sky; demons, family, history; remoteness and the grandeur of the vast windmills, coyotes and low-flying ravens; childhood, manhood, a tiny white kite and an advancing storm; vulnerability and masculinity; the strong, saturated colors of a figurative artist of the subconscious nestled in personal history with his New Mexico roots intact.

Trim: 10" x 12"

Pages: 192

Illustrations: 104 color plates and 18 illustrations

New Mexico


Clothbound $50.00