Tougher to explain. But once you get here…You get it.
With a population of 2,100 that is the town of Marfa’s motto. In the early 1970s contemporary artist Donald Judd acquired a 45,000 acre ranch and turned a number of abandoned army base buildings into his canvas. He converted hangers, which had been used in World War II to hold more than 300 German prisoners, into massive galleries. Judd had put this town on the map and intrigued other artists. More known to the fashion industry are Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset who collaborated with the gallery, Ballroom Marfa to create the exhibit, Prada Marfa.
We were immediately welcomed by Minerva and Ellen at the Marfa visitor center. They were intrigued by our journey and believe in supporting local organizations. As we were welcomed as locals for the day. We spent the afternoon giving back. An organization that now hits near to my heart is the Marfa Food Pantry.
We find it hard to explain this town in words. Between the scintillating lights at The McDonald Observatory, the phenomenon of the Marfa lights, the mountains, and the people, it is all truly amazing. We decided to switch it up and let the pictures do the talking. We get it here and can’t wait to have our friends here for a desert party. We had a picnic at sunset last night and viewed the Marfa lights. How quickly plans have changed. As of now we are trekking deeper into the desert to the border of Mexico, heading to Big Bend National Park. Stay tuned.