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Federico Armijo, Orgulloso (Pride)

On view in the West Atrium

sculpture garden 2020

Federico Armijo
born 1946 Albuquerque, New Mexico; lives Cubero, New Mexico
Orgulloso (Pride)
ca. 2006
carved steatite on basalt base
Albuquerque Museum, gift of Keith Roth and Frauke Roth

Federico Armijo’s stone figure Orgulloso richly expresses the emotion of pride. The sculpture’s stylized upright forms reference the human body in an abstract manner while the facial features at the top of the forms represent different attitudes and feelings depending on the vantage point from which they are viewed. Armijo’s sculptures often reference the intersections of Native American and Latino culture in New Mexico.