Small Double-Sided Painted Earrings
Painter, printmaker, sculptor, curator, and activist for the future of Native art, Ishkoten Dougi 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.
Following his role models, Dougi has been able to achieve rank as one of the most modern native artists alive to date by working within his color theory using color as a “weapon.”
He is Jicarilla Apache and Navajo, a celebrated artist in today’s Native Art world!
These very unique earrings actually contain four mini-paintings, one on each side of each earring! Each painting is made with acrylic paint and accented with 23k gold leaf, an uncommon technique that really makes things bright and easy to see from afar.
Critics have described his work as “too modern,” which can make things difficult for him as an artist.
According to Ishko: “When you’re too modern, you’re a futurist,” he said. “But it’s fine. I just want to create stuff that’s going to influence people in the future.”
Totally unique, this is a one-of-a-kind expression that will stand out in any collection!