Days of Hard Lines
Before cell phones - we actually stopped and connected in conversation.
In my days of plastic soldiers and other figures waging wars of my
mind. Tin bucket held my armies after the sheep. Among the serene landscape
broken by sheep bells and pinion jays, I waged battles to end all battles.
|The beauty that you live with,
the beauty that you live by,
the beauty upon which you base your life.
Paintings by Shonto Begay, Diné
Shonto Begay's acrylic paintings vibrate with the color and music of
life. His brushstrokes activate the canvas in a rich medley of wry and
poignant observations of being a part of culture, of being Navajo (Diné)
and of living with nature. Through brilliant, yet subtle metaphor and
irreverent observation Begay is a master storyteller. His award-winning
work has been exhibited in over fifty galleries across the United States.
This exhibition was a rare, brief opportunity to see the world through
the clear vision of one of the Navajo Nation's most respected artists.
The exhibition ran from
December 13, 2002 to
January 5, 2003
Shonto's work is included in ASM's Avery Collection of American Indian
Paintings, which was featured in the Connections
Across Generations exhibition.
More about Shonto Begay