dominique mazeaud



Route 33: The Magic Road is a road etched in the imagination of its travelers. The name may echo "Route 66: The Historic Road." Yet, it is a different kind of road, a road that travel in circles within a state, a road that may cover the same distance (2400 miles,) but one that wants to get inside a place. Route 33: The Magic Road, a pilgrimage, will take this first traveler to every county of New Mexico-33 in all.

What does an art pilgrim do? Listening is the medium of choice, listening deeply to the people I meet. As a weaver, the connections I make are the bells of Indra's net*. As a seeker of peace, I gear the conversation toward the passion driving my life, "What is peace?"

What do I expect to come out of Route 33: The Magic Road? As a pilgrim, I look forward to a certain destination. This is human. The truth is that what the form will be I don't absolutely know, except I intend it to be an adventure of the spirit. My steps will connect people all over the State. The result
may be a book of stories and photos, maybe a deck of cards-a great weaving of some kind, a road map of a State's heart?

* In the Hindu myth, the god Indra once wove a net to encompass the world, and at each knot fastened a bell. Thus nothing could stir-not a person, not a leaf on a tree, not a single emotion-without ringing a bell, which would, in turn, set all the others to ringing. — Gregg Levoy

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