Tile House and Tree of LifeBeverley Magennis
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107, United States
late 1980s to early 1990s
The home is currently occupied by the artist's daughter and her husband. It is not open to the public.
About the Artist/Site
Ceramicist Beverly Magennis began adorning the exterior of her house with mosaic tile in the mid eighties. A decade later saw the entirety of the house covered with vibrant tesserae, transforming what was once an ordinary Albuquerque house into an artistic city landmark. Made up of not only ceramic tiles, Megennis used other found objects to embellish the structure, utilizing bottle-caps, and other discarded objects
Magennis first came to Arizona in the 1970s as a part of an artist residency program. Her work is located in public spaces across the state, including the streetside Tree of Life statue, the remote rural Dome Woman tiny house, as well as a few sculptures acquired by the Albuquerque Art Museum.
Magennis’ daughter currently resides in the tile house, operating her own mosaic and glass repair business from the residence. Alongside her own artistic career, Magennis is a published mystery novel author.
~Nikki Ranney, 2023
tile, matches, food packaging, mirrors, coins, bottle caps, etc.
Map & Site Information
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107 us
Latitude/Longitude: 35.1338614 / -106.6409198
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