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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.
My name is David A. Naranjo and I am from Santa Clara Pueblo. I am a contemporary Puebloan artist and currently a senior at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, working in multiple mediums to depict cultural symbolism through Puebloan pottery designs and fine geometrical linear work.
My inspiration has come from learning the Tewa language. While learning the language, I obtained a deeper understanding and connection of 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 of poetry and seek to show understanding and respect while making art as a form of prayer and ceremony.
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