"28 Peace" Jacket by Lorne Honyumptewa
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What a gorgeous look this new piece has with the exquisitely painted Puebloan potsherds against the rich turquoise tuxedo silk! Honyumptewa is Singular's master of fine line detail and realism, and his sense of composition is always excellent. Here he has placed triangular shaped sherds in a row flanking the front opening of the jacket and lining the cuffs of each sleeve. Then on the back he's created a medallion from 6 sherds arranged in a star pattern for an exciting surprise.
As always, Honyumptewa adds a lot of meaning to each art work and this is no exception. The total number of sherds is 28, which for him is a sacred number that seems to follow him everywhere and has profound numerological interest. He was 28 years old when he met his wife, ReAnna, in 2008, the Zuni moon calendar is based on 28 day months, the 7 sherds of each row on the front represent 7 days of the week and 7 energy chakras of the human body and when added together equals 14, the heart of 28. Honyumptewa arranged the sherds on the front in vertical rows to represent the flow of energy coming down from the heavens and down the front of the jacket, and placed 4 sherds on each arm as a stabilizing number. 4 is very sacred to Pueblo peoples, representing the 4 directions, 4 elements, 4 seasons, and 4 chambers of the heart. And finally, the title's play on "Piece/Peace" echos the artist's call for peace among all peoples.
Wear this gorgeous jacket and feel the magic of the numbers as you go through your day, or wow your friends at your next special event. We guarantee you feel the transformative power of wearing hand painted, one of a kind art!
Turquoise tuxedo silk shell with
silver shantung silk lining.Lorne Honyumptewa's Bio
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.”