Hopi/Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico
Open Front Coat
100% Silk Coat & Lining
Two side slash pockets
Features Exclusive Artwork
Dry clean only
"Hi, Lovers!" Art Coat by Lorne Honyumptewa
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In the words of the artist, "this coat is dedicated to true love," and it is a personal piece about finding his own true love in his wife ReAnna. In a vertical column flanking the opening on the front side, Honyumptewa has painted various pairs of flying creatures: hummingbirds, butterflies and dragonflies, with the males on the right and the females on the left. They are rendered in his typical exquisite realist detail, down to the feathers on the hummingbirds and the veining in the wings of the dragonflies.
Honyumptewa chose the black-chinned hummingbirds because he and his wife saw three of them on a hike to a favorite spot on the day they first met. He painted two yellow squash blossoms on the sleeves, symbolizing fresh love. As he often does, Honyumptewa added a small surprise detail in the form of a tiny "chaser" dragonfly behind the main dragonfly on the left side.
On the backside are symbols for the animals on the front, in the form of ancient petroglyphs or pottery designs of Southwest Native peoples. He's painted them in the prime colors of the Hopi, flying in a dynamic spiral from a center point. Another sweet added touch is in the small purple star flower next to his signature, which he says represents his true love star, ReAnna.
Wear this beautiful and heartfelt coat over a column of black for a beautiful look that is one of a kind. You'll be a living breathing celebration love and nature as you feel the essence of both suffuse your day!
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.”