san franciso de assisi church, taos, new mexico

Saint Francis

Taos, New Mexico

The 200-year-old San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico is the oldest church in the area. It was built in the traditional adobe style. Clay, sand, straw, and water are mixed together creating a thick mud which is used to coat the buildings. Each year the church must be replastered to maintain the building’s integrity.
In this photo you'll see a statue of Saint Francis, a man whose life has had reverberations for centuries and whose key messages are surprisingly relevant today. I'm always challenged on multiple levels each time I read one of the many biographies written about him.
Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.


Saint Francis print

The print only option is the most affordable route to go. It is just what it sounds like: prints on high quality archival photographic paper without any mounting or framing. One of the benefits of going this route is that you can bring them to your local frame shop to have the matted and framed exactly as you like. Prints are also great if you are in a hurry as they usually arrive in 5-7 days from the time of order.

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This mounting option is by far our most popular format. It is both durable and beautiful. It allows the images to reveal an almost three dimensional quality creating the impression of actually being there. This is because there is almost no glare or reflection such as you find with even the most expensive types of glass. An additional benefit is that the artwork is very durable and can even be cleaned with a soft damp cloth. The artwork also resists fading because it has UV protection. When you order a plaque from us, they arrive ready to hang.

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You can order prints in various formats such as print only, plaque, framed plaque, acrylic or matted. Upon special request, we also offer our prints in canvas.

For more information about the display options, please see the prints page.

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I am confident that you will be pleased with the quality of these prints, so I offer a full refund (not including postage) for any product returned in new condition within 10 days of receipt.