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  • Sometimes the beauty of Nature and Man or Woman meet.

    Some artists do not have huge egos.

    This cave hidden away in the desert mountains near Ojo Caliente in Northern New Mexico are an example for this.

    There is no sign leading you or advertising the cave. It does not have a name or so it seems. Just insiders know about its existence and know how to find it.

    The son of my friend in Taos is such an insider and he led her and me on a half hour hike to this amazing place.

    He suddenly took away a wooden plank from a rock and behind the plank we discovered an entrance to a small cave. We sat there in awe.

    Somebody, nobody knows if this was a man or a woman, carved the whole inside of the cave, lightholes and all!

    We sat there in awe, as if in a chapel. On a small ledge people had offered flowers and stones, the flowers withered away. We did find a used condom, so people must use this secret place for lovemaking, but otherwise it was all clean, empty, just this gorgeous art in twilight. No name of the artist anywhere. He or she seemed to have dissolved into thin air and still was so very present.

    Who is able to create such beauty so hidden away leaving no other trace than his or her art?

    Before I left this astonishing place - Nature made so much more beautiful by man - I deposited my earring on the little altar on the ledge.
    Photographs by Kiki
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