Amadeo's inscription above the doorway . . . summed up the spirit of the house: "I Love My God, I Love the Red White and Blue and You. Red White Blue and God Bless You."
In photographing the interior of Amadeo Sandoval's modest kitchen and bedroom, Alex Harris provided an intimate glimpse into the life of his adopted community in northern New Mexico. Both sensual and sorrowful, this image conveys the innate dignity Harris found not only in the home of Amadeo Sandoval but among all the residents of the region.
Harris memorialized the vivid color schemes of his neighbors' homes and the high desert landscapes of northern New Mexico in his series Red White Blue and God Bless You , published in 1992, and named after an inscription on the wall of Amadeo's kitchen.