This historic image of the Nambé Mill was created by Helmuth Naumer, who lived and worked in Santa Fe from 1932 until his passing in 1990. Naumer's estate is represented by the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
[San Ildefonso] lies in the Rio Grande Valley at the broad mouth of the Rio Nambé whose water, born in the Sangre de Cristo Range some twenty miles east, scarcely ever reaches the great river. Irrigation ditches lead most of it off for alfalfa and orchards all up and down the valley. What little is left buries itself in the sand and feeds the roots of cottonwood trees that in the autumn shine like a river of living gold. The rounded hills that guard the pueblo to the east are dotted with ovals of piñon and juniper. Beyond them the flesh-colored sediments have been sharply eroded into abstract planes and angles. The vegetation is sparse and inconspicuous. Only the sky above and mountains blossoms, in summer with white clouds that unfurl in gigantic flower forms, in winter with aurora-colored tides of sunset. -Peggy Pond Church from her novel The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos
Currently inhabited by a collective of women, the Nambé Mill House serves as a refuge and residence where a breadth of creative projects, events and an artist- in-residence program are hosted. We intend to cultivate a deep sense of place, narrative, creativity, and stewardship within our community and collaborations.
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