Category Archives: navajo

Picturesque Navajo Hogan

Near Navajo Mountain, is a very picturesque hogan, a traditional abode and ceremonial venue for Navajos. This hogan is wonderfully sited near the bottom of an arid canyon. The surrounding landscape is much like I would imagine the moon to … Continue reading

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Annabelle Crank: Navajo Rug Weaver Extraordinaire

I first met Annabelle Crank several years ago while working with colleagues to bring indoor water and power to her very isolated home on the southern slopes of Navajo Mountain.  To get to her place you have to make several … Continue reading

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Gilmore Scott, Contemporary Navajo Artist

Gilmore Scott distinguishes himself from other artists by his bold application of bright contemporary colors, “I’m not shy with my use of colors,” admitted Scott, a member of the Navajo Nation.  “I like to use bright oranges and blues that … Continue reading

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Shonto Begay, Navajo Post-Impressionist

Recently, I had the pleasure of viewing an exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Art titled:  “Bierstadt to Warhol:  American Indians in the West.”  (It is highly recommended.)  Two of the more amazing works in show are by a Navajo artist … Continue reading

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