"Family" Art Vest by Anthony Gchachu
Artist Anthony Gchachu is wonderfully skilled at the graceful, curving adaptations of his native Zuni bird symbols he uses in his Singular pieces. Here he uses traditional red, black and turquoise on gorgeous white silk fabric for a look that is both bold and powerful yet has a fluid elegance. The eye happily follows the spiraling lines around the piece, pausing to admire the small turquoise blue butterflies added as focal points. The painted and negative space is perfectly balanced for strong design with a feeling of lightness. This one is a classic, and such a fashionable way to celebrate southwest design.
Wear this vest over basic black with little jewelry except a pair of Zuni earrings, and you'll turn heads wherever you go.
White tuxedo silk shell with peacock blue silk lining.
Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico
“I am a 23 year old Native American artist from Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. I started painting when I was about 5 years old and am mostly self-taught. I have entered many art shows and won awards for my artistic ability.”
“My passion is painting, but I also draw, sculpt, weave, and make pottery. This is what makes me unique, having the skill to do various mediums well. I love to paint because I love the feeling of making people happy through the images I create.”
The style of painting I do uses traditional Zuni symbols and I also like to do still life compositions. Most of my paintings are of Zuni proverbs and stories that I grew up with. The medium I paint in is acrylic and oil. I paint these stories to spread awareness about Zuni culture, and to inspire people to chase their dreams.”