Deming! Another random town that holds something of interest to me! What is that exactly?? Cabinetlandia! Surprisingly I just found out about this while I was in Salt Lake City a week and half earlier. While staying with my friend Hikmet, whom I mentioned in an earlier post, asked me, "oh your going to visit Cabinetlandia aren't you"? I responded with what is that? After looking into this amazing one of a kind place, I quickly changed my route after I left Marfa and headed to Deming, New Mexico. Deming did not hold much outside of Cabinetlandia, but the motel I stayed at had two lovely older ladies who ran the place, which I ended picking up dinner for and chatting with for awhile. They were a riot!
So Cabinetlandia is a three tiered metal filing cabinet that exists in the desert and has been built into a human built hillside. The filing cabinet houses every issue of the magazine known as Cabinet, which is an artist magazine. The two bottom drawers house an assortment of items that have been left by visitors, whom have made the trip out to the remote location.
Directions to visit Cabinetlandia can be found on their website. Cabinetlandia is located about 20 minutes outside Deming. After traveling east away from Deming, I took a bridge over the highway and then proceeded to take a few left's and rights on random desert roads according to the directions. Along the way I saw some spiders, which I'm deathly afraid of and had to beep my horn at a heard of cows to move out of the road. Here are a few photos of the journey to Cabinetlandia! It was amazing!
Ceramicist, artist, traveler. Until the funds run out.