One of the many, many, excellent silversmiths whose names are not widely known, but whose work is exemplary, he is a regular at Santa Fe Indian Market and other top shows.
Marcus’ is a name you should remember for beautiful workmanship, and creative ways of interpreting traditional symbols. Just look at these wonderful earrings!
The theme, as for many Hopi artists, is water. The source of all life is especially precious to the Hopi, farming on arid mesas where crops depend on rain.
Here, the spiral symbol of the river of life, seamlessly coils at the end of an elongated piece of silver, overlaid with stepped and incised rain signs.
Against the textured and blackened base silver, the raised and polished motifs glisten brightly.
The design artfully blends sharp angles and curves in a pleasing, harmony.
Each element, light and dark, angled and rounded, stands out in handsome synergy.
With a creatively arranged design that seems modern, but is age-old, these earrings are flattering, intriguing, and easy to wear (and look far more expensive than they are!).
They will go to work, and play just as beautifully, day or night.