"S'Tawa Povi (Blue Flower)" Art Coat by David Naranjo
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Total elegance with beauty of composition and execution! Here artists Naranjo uses horizontal bands of symmetrical design that encircle the piece front and back for a stable, grounded feel. He's painted black Puebloan-based motifs outlined with thin white lines to really make them pop against the ultramarine blue silk. There is an openness to the top and bottom bands with the center band having more intricacy, giving the waistline a narrowing effect.
This beautiful piece would look great in so many ways: over a column of white or black with silver jewelry would be fabulous. Or over jeans or black leggings with a white top and ballet flats for a more casual look. It all works!
Ultramarine shantung silk shell with
a silver shantung silk lining.David Naranjo's Bio
Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico
“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.”