This artist was originally known for vibrantly hued ceramic masks.
Recently, he continues to explore painted soft sculptures, also meant to adorn your wall, in similarly handsome colors and complex designs.
This fish is one of the latest pieces he brought us, and just as intriguing as the larger work.
Perfectly suited for the fishing fans among you, the fish is also an ancient symbol for Christianity, from the times that was a banned religion.
This richly hued fish celebrates the blessing of water, as seen in the many symbolic designs that embellish it.
Sturdy canvas is covered with acrylic paint, some of which glitters, and stuffed to form a satisfyingly plump fish.
Jewel tones of blue, purple and green evoke ponds and rivers, as well as water falling from the sky.
Contrasting warm colors, such as beige, copper, red, and brown, represent earth and sun.
Together with the cool tones of water and sky, these symbolize Nature in balance – a spiritual ideal for the Navajo.
The spiral at the head, and the zig-zag bands, symbolize rivers and arroyos; the circles represent raindrops, and a bright white button gives us the fish eye (!).
The bundle of twigs on its back stands in for the traditional medicine bundle, assuring the owner of the blessings symbolized in the piece.
They also represent earth and solid land, in contrast to water – again, the balance of Nature.
Deep, luscious color, striking design, a unique concept, and fine workmanship result in a charming conversation piece to hang on your wall.