"P'in III (Mountains)" Art Coat by David Naranjo
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This is a gorgeous new piece by artist David Naranjo, who's skill with simple yet powerful compositions of motifs from his own Puebloan culture is unsurpassed. Here he has used a single triangular "mountain" symbol in a symmetrical repeated design that forms an elegant column centered on both front and back sides. The arrangement is tied together with a band of stripes and repeated on each sleeve for an overall effect that is high impact, yet his restrained color palette keeps the piece balanced and elegant. The beautiful pacific blue silk is a deep rich teal that is so flattering on most skin tones.
Naranjo is very skilled at using traditional design motifs in ways that lend a contemporary urban styling so that all his work can be worn in a variety of settings. This is another versatile piece that can be dressed up over basic black or worn more casually with slacks or jeans. Yes, we wear them to the grocery store!
Alpine blue shantung silk shell with
black shantung silk 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.”