Chief Two Bears by Kevin Red Star
Namingha’s eye-catching clay pottery (featured at right and on the cover) to Whitehorse’s
colorful abstract canvases, these artists offer
fresh visual voices which take traditional Native art on journeys up, up and away
from stereotypical imagery. What these artists share in common is that they
honor their Hopi, Zuni or Crow cultures while bringing a modern spin
to their artwork.
For example, Whitehorse says she gleans inspiration
from the patterns in Navajo rugs her grandmother wove as well as from photos posted
online from the Hubble Space Telescope and the ciphers and codes that intrigued her
on a visit to the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.
To read all about them, pick up a copy of Southwest
Art’s August issue.