"Tsigawann (Lightning) - Naranjo" Art Coat by David Naranjo
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Artist David Naranjo's piece "Lightning" will have you electrified! His patterning of zig zag lines in soft matte black on violet shantung silk has an energetic dynamism that really makes a statement. Yet the look as a whole is not overpowering due to his restrained use of color and contrast, keeping the electricity at a perfect level of sophistication. Naranjo uses oversized versions of his native Puebloan symbology in all his Singular work, adapting it beautifully to our silk jacket medium. Here, the traditional lightning bolt symbols evoke a summer thunderstorm, something well known to residents of the southwest, and a powerfully positive symbol, for with storms come life-bringing rains.
Wear this gorgeous coat over basic black with chunky silver jewelry and give the world a jolt when you walk in the room!
Violet shantung silk
with a black 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.”