Appalachian 1800: Julia Barello and “Strange Gardens”

"Strange Gardens"

New Mexico State University art department chair and metalsmith Julia Barello has a new exhibit currently on display at the Turchin Center. Her work resembles “a haunting field of flora,” which is created from re-purposed X-ray and MRI films that have been dyed and cut. Last week, I had the privilege to ask about her unique and breathtaking work. More information about her exhibit can be found at