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Artist David Naranjo's signature look uses oversized Puebloan symbology in a simple black on color graphic presentation. But he has also done a series of sensational straight geometrics, filling the garment with perfectly rendered lines and shapes, and based in traditional native design but having a very contemporary, urban and almost pop art sensibility. This gorgeous, eye-catching vest shows a simple concentric diamond pattern, centered on the front opening and covering the entire piece. He's used straight black paint on slightly textured peacock blue silk for this classic cut vest.
Wear it over a simple, black top and pants with a minimal chunky necklace for a special evening out. Or dress it down over a long sleeved black tee and skinny jeans for a more casual look. Either way you're sure to turn heads when you walk in the room!
“I am a contemporary Puebloan artist and a 2018 graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, working in multiple media to depict cultural symbolism through pottery designs and fine geometrical linear work.”
“My inspiration comes from learning the Tewa language of my Pueblo. While learning the language, I obtained a deeper understanding of and connection to our cultural practices and found that a lot can be said with few words because you speak from your heart. I found our way of life to be a form or poetry and seek to show understanding and respect while making art as a form of prayer and ceremony.”
“Puebloan symbols and iconography hold meaning and purpose within our cultural setting. I am creating my own personal narratives and stories using these traditional designs.”