"Micaceous Winter Wedding" Art Coat by Lorne Honyumptewa
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Artist Lorne Honyumptewa has created another beautiful work of art with this new piece. As always, each of his art works tells a story and this one is no exception. The brown design on the front and edging along the back is made to resemble painted adobe bricks, symbolizing the making of a home from the earth. Honyumptewa has added some micaceous oxide to the brown paint, giving it a subtle sheen of micaceous pottery, traditional to Puebloan ceramicists.
Metallic blue lines on the backside represent frosted clouds containing snowflakes, while the white dots places along the sleeve cuffs and along the edge of the "adobe" are more snow flakes. A beautiful, traditional, double-necked Pueblo wedding vase is depicted on the center back between the "adobe" home and the snowy sky. The story is of a winter wedding and the warmth of a new love and new home founded in the cold, silent and serene time of winter – what a sweet feeling to this piece!
Wear Micaceous Winter Wedding to celebrate love and southwest tradition and feel the peacefulness of snowfall.
Gold shantung silk shell
with silver shantung silk lining.
Hopi/Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico
“I am a Hopi/Picuris 2D artist and illustrator. I was born in 1979 in Tuba City, Arizona. My mother is Diane Caroline Sine, from Picuris Pueblo, and she works with traditional micaceous pottery. My father is a well-known Hopi Kachina doll carver from Lower Moenkopi, Stetson Honyumptewa. I have been into art all my life, growing up with my father especially. I got a lot of inspiration from him and being around galleries that featured all types of art. Looking at Southwest Art magazines always got my mind going, especially natural scenes, sunsets and landscapes.”
“I graduated from Pojoaque High School in New Mexico and realized I had a talent that I was too modest to announce or display. I wanted to go to the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, but Pojoaque High School was as far as I got. I like to work with pen and pencil for fine details and creating art that satisfies the eyes and takes time and energy from the mind, body and spirit. I want my art to bring good energy and vibes to all who encounter it, for we are all one.”
“In 2008, I got my first blue ribbon for a pen and ink drawing of Kachinas in a ceremony at one of the Hopi Mesas. I got pumped up to do more, and add color to it, and got another blue ribbon for a White Bear Kachina in a winter wonderland in the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff, Arizona. Since then, I have been in Indian Markets at Santa Fe.”