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Rafa Esparza’s ‘Brown Matter’ Part I: When the Building Blocks of Home Inhabit the Whitney

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In northern New Mexico, adobe is a fact; homes made of sun-dried bricks pepper the high desert landscape. I grew up in an adobe home. It belonged to my great-grandmother, Juanita, and her husband, Rosenaldo. The walls were over twelve inches thick, bulbous and uneven, finished on the interior and white washed. So thick were

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