by Foxboro Marmot
July 5, 2004
Unlike most state capitols, this one truly exhibits a sense of place due to the extensive art collection on display. Each piece, whether it's done in abstract, photo-realism or any style in between, was done by an artist living and working in New Mexico. While the pieces are all different, they work together to evoke a true feeling of the American Southwest.
Here you can also discover odd facts about New Mexico, such as the state motto. We had a few suggestions: "New Mexico: Six degrees cooler than Texas!" and "Over halfway to California!" - but the real motto, "Everybody is Somebody in New Mexico," is perhaps more banal than anything we could come up with.
Hey, you're a good sport, New Mexico, give yourself a hand! You're all right!
From journal The New Mexico Expedition