He studied fine arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe; he’s shown with iconic native artists from Tony Abeyta to Fritz Scholder.
Ishkoten Dougi is Jicarilla Apache and Navajo, a celebrated painter, sculptor, fashion designer, and Artist, with a capital A.
This whimsical, abstract piece is painted on an old LP record (remember vinyl?), featuring the Beach Boys singer/songwriters.
Brilliant colors are splashed, across the black background, in a dynamic circular pattern.
Barely discernible, a trio of surfboard-like forms seem to hover over green and blue watery depths; one of the songs on the record is “Surf’s Up”.
Colors and forms, superimposed, ones on others, gives the painting a feeling of many depths and oceanic tides.
Totally unique, this is an avant-garde expression of this multi-talented artist’s exceptional creativity and joie-de-vivre.