New Mexico captured in a lamp. Being a larger lamp than the other New Mexico themed lamps, I was able to capture more aspects of NM. Starting with the shade. It is a four sided shade highlighting the Zia symbol, a roadrunner, a yucca and two hot air balloons (the state aircraft). I had to include The Smokey the Bear hot air balloon. Not only was Smokey rescued from a fire here in NM, but I was fortunate to ride in that balloon one year when it was at the White Sands! The shade is a golden tone hinting back to our state flag. In the jar, I have a bed of "white" sand as a tribute to our one of a kind treasure here, the White Sands. On the "sand," I have different pieces of the desert I picked up on a recent outing. The jar contains pieces of mesquite, tumbleweed, cholla, yucca pods, the spine of a prickly pear, as well as genuine turquoise stones. I then created a ristra which stands out beautifully against that white.
Lamp height is 16" overall.
The lamp shade measures 10" at the bottom.
The jar is square shaped being approximately 6" on each side.