He has been long known for his gold and silver pieces that combine tradition and contemporary design. In this handsome bolo he has created a beautiful amalgam of the past and present, in silver alone, with fine quality stones.
The rough-hewn texture of the tufa-cast silver resembles the rocky land of the high desert Navajo country.
Gorgeous, natural Pilot Mountain turquoise stones resemble water and sky, as seen from above, while the two branches of natural red coral symbolize the red rocks of the landscape.
A polished silver spiral also refers to water and the river of life; little, fluted silver beads stud the surface as do stars in the sky.
With the symmetrically balanced arrangement of stones and other elements, this bolo has a restful, yet lively, feel. The polished silver tips are also hand fabricated, as is the hand-braided leather cord.
Traditional in materials, execution and symmetry, this bolo still conveys a modern look, since the design is original to the artist.
The size is not too large and not too small; the colors will go with everything, and the shape mimics the knot of a conventional tie.
That means it can kick up a sober business suit or formal dinner jacket, as well as embellish a sport shirt. (Or blouse – ladies, you can wear a bolo, too!)