Hangin’ with the Masters – Ep. 20: Raynard and Rain Scott

Wright’s Indian Art is proud to present Hangin’ with the Masters – Episode 20: Raynard and Rain Scott!!

Raynard and Rain will be in our gallery on Saturday, October 5th from 12 pm until 4 pm.

Raynard is an award-winning jeweler from Wide Ruins, AZ on the Navajo Nation. Rooted in his Diné traditions, Raynard is further inspired by exploring the outdoors and different cultures. His beautiful creations are displayed in many museum collections, including the Smithsonian, the British Museum, the Heard Museum, and the Museum of Man. His work has been sold in galleries worldwide.

“One of the most important [beliefs] is that of reciprocity. In this sense, I take great care and have the utmost respect for my creations, or my ‘children,’ as they also take care of my family and me. I talk to my ‘children’ and pray as I work with them. Each of these creations has a part of myself in it, and as a result of breathing life into each one, it has a character and soul all its own,” said Raynard.

Raynard, a father of four and grandfather of two, spends time with his family at home in Arizona, and at his studio in Santa Fe. He is grateful every day for the blessings bestowed upon us all and is humbled by the inspiration provided by Nature.

Rain is Raynard’s son, and though he’s only 21, he has already established himself as an artist to watch!

In Rain’s words:  “I am a sculptor from the Pueblo of Acoma. My preferred medium to sculpt with is folded paper modules that are cut from an 8.5×11 inch sheet of paper. In all my sculptures, every folded module has a prayer within it. Like the cones on a jingle dress. I never sculpt when I have negative feelings because I believe that those feelings can manifest in your work and render a piece of art as less than ideal. I draw inspiration from my own experiences. From where I’ve been, where I am, and where I will be. Every opus is unique and never repeated.”

Rain’s pieces are usually larger in size, with many of them constructed of more than 5,000 individually folded pieces of paper. He has been recognized in the 2019 Heard Museum Guild Exhibition with a 2nd Place Ribbon for Sculpture, as well as multiple times at Santa Fe Indian Market.

We are excited to have this dynamic father and son duo in the gallery on October 5th, and we hope to see you there!

Hangin’ with the Masters – Ep. 10: Joe and Althea Cajero

Wright’s Indian Art is proud to present Hangin’ with the Masters – Episode 10: Joe and Althea Cajero!!

The Cajeros will be in our studio on Saturday, October 6th from 12pm until 5pm.

Althea has been lauded with a number of awards for her jewelry designs using cuttlefish bone, coral, precious gems and turquoise. Joe’s spectrum of media includes works in bronze, clay and jewelry, in sizes that are both monumental and intimate. Joe’s pieces are part of collections including Santa Fe’s, Museum of Indian Arts & Crafts, as well as private collections throughout the U.S.

Both also show at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Art Market in Phoenix, AZ as well as a number of other art and Native American art markets throughout the southwest.

In 2014, Joe and Althea Cajero were awarded the MIAC Living Treasure award in recognition of their artistic excellence and community service. Enjoy this excerpt from their interview for this prestigious award.

– Video by John Sadd

 

The Cajeros will be giving a talk while performing a live demo, including Joe beginning work on a new clay piece and Althea sharing information and materials related to cuttlebone casting.

We look forward to seeing you at this amazing event!!