Hopi Native American Art
I am a Hopi artist based in Prescott, Arizona.
My lineage is descended from the Hopi Tribe of the Southwest. Majority of my work depicts and chronicles the Hopi way of life, what I feel and know is very important, and sacred to me. We Hopi are of the few Native American people that cling to our old way of life and its ceremonies. As a child growing up on Hopi, I too learned through our initiations the ceremonies that our ancestors passed on to us. The usage of symbols and what I call Kastcina colors is crucial to my work.
My influences come from what I know of Hopi history and what are my own interpretations of Hopi history fueled by own personal feeling. I am constantly striving to learn and develop new techniques and ideas to use in my paintings, digital art, sculpture, and much more. Some of my other works have to do with my personal experiences of growing up between American culture and my Native culture. I focus on trying to depict the spirituality of what Hopi means to me The People of Peace. My goal is to educate Non-Hopi on who we are, and to continue to grow spirituality as an artist.