"Jade It" Open Front Art Coat by Lorne Honyumptewa
Artist - Lorne Honyumptewa
Artist Lorne Honyumptewa uses a variety of Native American symbols and iconography and gives them his own unique spin. For this spectacular piece he was inspired by Inca Ley Lines, the ancient, huge-scaled earthwork designs of the Nazca plains of Peru. These beautiful and enigmatic patterns used intricate, perfectly parallel and spiraling lines to form symbols such as hummingbirds, spiders and lizards that were sacred to the Incas as well as many native peoples of North and South America. In this piece, he lets the lines and curves branch and intersect, forming an overall pattern that fills the entire jacket without becoming a specific animal symbol. In this way he creates a look that both reflects ancient design traditions yet has a modern urban sensibility. His use of silver lines outlined with kelly green on the deep eggplant fabric creates an outstanding look.
Imagine yourself at an important dinner or event in this piece over basic black with gold button earrings... what a show stopper!
Eggplant tuxedo silk shell with silver silk lining.About Lorne Honyumptewa
I am a Hopi/Picuris Pueblo 2-D illustrator. I was born in Tuba City, Arizona on March 9, 1979. 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. I like 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.
I got my first blue ribbon in 2008 for a pen and ink drawing of Kachinas in a ceremony at one of the Mesas. I got pumped up to do more, 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. Since then I have been in Indian Markets at Santa Fe.