Twin Arrows – Arizona
Long exposure photograph of the Twin Arrows sculpture outside the Twin Arrows Trading Post on Route 66 in Arizona. Flash, moon, and traffic light give this old spot some dazzle. We were shocked to see its current condition, compared to when we visited just a decade ago. And then there’s what it looked like in its midcentury heyday, when it was a fully functional gas station, shop, and Valentine diner – these two arrows installed there over 50 years ago. Much too far gone now, the buildings are coated from head to toe in graffiti, the hustle and bustle of Route 66 but a faded memory. Originally built on what was Hopi land at the time, this area that includes the abandoned trading post has hence been returned to the tribe.
As a gesture of our respect and acknowledgement of creating art on Navajo and Hopi land – during our Thank You Sale, 100% of every sale of this photograph will go to the Navajo Hopi Families Covid-19 Relief Fund, an initiative of Yee Ha’oolniidoo, a nonprofit which brings desperately needed food, water, and essential items to Navajo and Hopi communities that have been severely affected by the pandemic. Read more about our experience here ›
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