Three female mannequins on a desert hillside. Clothed, semi-nude, and nude. Sounds like Playboy Magazine to me….
Madrid NM is a very interesting desert town. At one time it was a booming mining community – then it died. In the mid 1970′s, the town was actually listed for sale somewhere around $250,000. No one bought it. Since then, it has slowly come back to life and is now an artists community. Some hippies, as some I talked to specifically refer to themselves as, and those who just prefer to keep to themselves. I love it there. I suppose this is one artist’s creation here. Definitely unique.
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Location: Madrid NM
For those of you who live in a climate where swamp coolers are useless – be thankful. However, the desert southwest is not one of those areas. Born and raised in the midwest, I’d never heard of these beasts until I moved out here. The basic premise is water-cooled air by evaporation. Simple physics… air passes over water, water evaporates dropping the temperature of the air, and voila! The desert-version of A/C. When a home has a decent cooler, they’re not bad, especially when they function through the central air ducts. But some units just blast a wind tunnel of damp cool air out one duct right beneath it and sounds like a 747 landing in your house.
def: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning
In this case, irony in the form of art.
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