“Dineh”, the iconic Native American sculpture created by artist Peter Wolf Toth and located in Apodaca Park on the corner of Main Street and Madrid Avenue, will undergo its annual preservation treatment today, August 26, reported the Parks and Recreation Department.
Each year, park staff clean, stain and seal the monumental landmark with a protective wood coating to protect it from the desert sun and weathering. The wooden sculpture was carved by artist Peter Wolf Toth from a pine log as one of 67 monuments in his series of “Trail of the Whispering Giants” and was dedicated on August 23, 1986. “Dineh”, which means “human beings” in Navajo and Apache, is the 57th statue made by Toth and honors Native Americans of New Mexico.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.
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