Enchanted Awe by Sarah Moore

Issue 55

I moved to New Mexico for the space.

Since my first day on Western soil, I couldn't deny my attraction to the Land of Enchantment. The light, the vastness, the eeriness, the beauty: yes, the Southwest had me.

Yet, while New Mexico is definitely enchanting, it is also awe-inspiring. It can fill one with the dread that comes with awe, because even wonder can be frightening. Even beauty can be sad, and even space can be painful.

If I've learned anything in my time in New Mexico, it's that I must constantly search for moments of magic to accompany the awe. I must find moments to ease the dread and moments to explain it. I'm creating my own world of enchantment in this strange space.

Sarah Moore lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
To view more of Sarah's work, please visit her website.

You can purchase a photograph by Sarah Moore from the Fraction Editions.

  An Evening Beer 

An Evening Beer 

  Water Can Be Hard to Comprehend

Water Can Be Hard to Comprehend

  Nambe Valley 

Nambe Valley 

  Tumbleweeds 

Tumbleweeds 

 Death of the Unicorns

Death of the Unicorns

 Cliff

Cliff

 Paradise

Paradise

  Lonely Mornings

Lonely Mornings

  After a Loss of Love 

After a Loss of Love 

  Twirl (no. 2) 

Twirl (no. 2) 

  A Pattern of Conviction 

A Pattern of Conviction 

  There's No Need to Understand 

There's No Need to Understand 

  Self-portrait in the Midst of a Bad Week 

Self-portrait in the Midst of a Bad Week 

  A Morning Beer 

A Morning Beer 

 Cira

Cira

  Little Garden of the Gods 

Little Garden of the Gods 

 Hidden Magic

Hidden Magic

 Snow and Sand

Snow and Sand

 The Birds

The Birds

 Reaching

Reaching

  A Site to Behold 

A Site to Behold 

 Space

Space