Fashionable, and flawless, too, this ring is a marvelous example of Dylan Poblano’s distinctive, contemporary sensibility – and of his fine workmanship.
Included in national museum shows before the age of 30, this multiple award winner has created a futuristic statement ring using stones and silver.
Sounds traditional, but the design and the stones are anything but.
Dylan is the third generation of notable Zuni artists, and each one was/is famous for taking Zuni tradition way beyond the expected.
Creatively designed, and visually stunning, this fabulous ring is comfortable on the finger, and meticulously hand fabricated.
Like an abstraction of a big-city skyline, a trio of vertical rectangles rise up in a staggered formation.
Two are plain silver, polished to gleam as if lit from within. The center one, lifted a bit above the flat silver bars at each side, is inlayed with six different stones in an asymmetrical pattern.
Dark blue lapis, darker purple sugilite, sunlit green turquoise (dyed), and art glass are seamlessly inlaid to feel like a single stone, if you don’t look.
They are arranged in a series of tapers rectangles and elongation triangles, which reinforce the urban skyline suggestion.
The shank is a broad swath of plain silver that hugs the finger in comfort and keeps out of sight.
Avant-garde, sophisticated, edgy, elegant, but not formal, this unique ring will wow them in every world capital, and down home, too.
It is typical of the artist’s incredibly creative style and solid skills.