Artist friend Luis Tapia carves beautiful and compelling things at his “Ranch of the Swallows”, La Cienega, New Mexico. Tapia???s innovative sculptures speak to the vibrancy and complexity of a multilayered Latino/Hispano/Chicano history and contemporary culture. While rooted in a folk art tradition established in seventeenth-century New Mexico, Tapia???s work both honors and transcends its origins, re-interpreting traditional subject matter and revitalizing age-old techniques to reflect his modern Chicano experience.