"Oh Huwa (Clouds)" Art Coat by David Naranjo
Artist - Dave Naranjo
Santa Clara Pueblo
We can’t say enough about David Naranjo’s amazing, eye-popping designs! He effortlessly adapts the beautiful traditional iconography of his Pueblo culture to a contemporary treatment in every Singular piece he creates, and renders each design with impeccable brushwork. He is truly outstanding in artistic and technical skill and it shows with this latest piece. He paints the familiar stair-step Puebloan cloud symbol in an outsized repeating pattern, accentuated by vertical striping. Perfect median symmetry adds to the graphic punch.
Pair with simple black top and pants and chunky silver jewelry and all eyes will be on you as you enter the room!
Black shantung silk with white 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.”