Tlaquepaque Arch Black And White 300
Sharon Williams Eng
Drawing - Digital Photo Painting
The destination shopping plaza in Sedona, Arizona, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village was developed by Abe Miller, a successful Nevada businessman, in thge 1970s. It was named Tlaquepaque after a colorful Mexican city on the outskirts of Guadalajara. The unique name is a word from the Nahuatl Native Indian language, the ancient language of the Aztecs, meaning the “best of everything.” As lore has it, Abe Miller enlisted the help of architect Bob McIntyre, and Bill Herrick, the general contractor, and they flew Abe’s plane all over Mexico to explore small villages to document the look and feel of the material, their structural components, and their overall flow and design to be interpreted as authentically as possible in their recast Tlaquepaque village. Thick stucco walls accented with delicate wrought iron, stonework and patterned tiles clearly define space and movement within the village. The entire complex has a natural organic feel that gives one the impression that it has been around for a long, long time.
This image was converted to black and white and several artistic applications used to create this digital photo painting.
I am an award-winning exhibiting artist in southwest Florida and my art has been exhibited in galleries in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina and is in collections nationwide. I create abstract photography, mixed media photo painting, acrylic mixed media, and acrylic paintings. Many would make great decorative throw pillows or shower curtains. I've even had a couple abstracts made into my personal cell phone covers. Please check out my Facebook page Doodleng Art by Sharon Eng for announcements and more information about my art.
September 1st, 2019
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