As light rakes across the Gorge we can see the power of the sun; we witness the effects of fusion. As water flows through the depths of its canyons, we marvel at this moment in time as we witness the creation of and the ongoing beauty of the Gorge. The configuration of the gorge has inspired artists for generations. The composition possibilities are endless. The natural power evident in this gorge illustrates the magnificence of science in nature, from the fractal curves in the fissures to the explosive power that took place in its formation and continues to this day. Has the sun's fusion contributed to the gorge's power? One of a series of Taos Gorge paintings juxtaposed against the Taos Mountains.