This unconventional artist graduated Princeton University, then moved into video and visual arts, garnering awards, fellowships, and museum shows along the way, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and others.
Happily, we still have a very few pieces of his jewelry, from the “olden days” before he concentrated on photography, writing, film, and promoting Hopi culture.
This tufa cast ring is elegantly simple, contemporary, and creative. Also, comfortable to wear.
There is no adornment but the grainy texture of the sandy tufa material, a few chiseled lines, and little holes, punched in the silver.
Less is definitely more, in this uniquely intriguing ring.
The tapered band curls around the finger, overlapped by a broader width, at the front. That’s it, but it’s all about the details.
The subtly tapered overlapping band, has equally subtle polished edges, adding an almost subliminal gleam.
The row of little holes add a discreet touch of decoration, and might signify raindrops – always good luck out on the high desert.
Restrained elegance, and flawless execution, with a quiet, but unmistakable, presence, created by a major, nationally recognized artist.
However, he no longer does jewelry, so snap it up while you can!