Based near Gallup, NM, this artist turns out consistently well-made, classic pieces, with little fanfare, although she has been a consistent award-winner for years, and is featured in a book by well-known Native jewelry expert and author, Mark Bahti.
Using the sand cast technique, she has created a pin that is wonderfully graphic, in a nicely noticeable size. This version of a sand painting figure, the Rainbow Yei, is very traditional, with crisp hand stamped details. Yet, the angular form and bold size give it a modern feel. A real showpiece on a jacket!