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Mother Earth and Father Sky Sandpainting by Joe Ben, Jr. (Navajo)

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Price: $650.00
Item Number: STCSP029

Joe Ben, Jr. has combined his traditional Mother Earth and Father Sky sandpaintings into one large sandpainting with a matte. Using intense colors derived from the exceptional materials that he collects himself around the Navajo Reservation and on his international travels -- blue lapis from Afghanistan, galena from Morocco, gypsum from Cuba or coal from the Four Corners -- he creates exceptional sandpaints that are a contemporary interpretation of traditional Navajo ceremonial elements.

Speaking of his art, Joe Ben, Jr. says, "Through the art of sand painting, based on the cycle of nature, I am capable of communicating my feelings and my ideas. It is through these sand paintings of Mother Earth, of Father Sun and their children (the trees, the rivers, the birds, the divinities and us), that I can imitate the powerful work of nature. I then try to use nature's aesthetic work as a part of my life and to add dimension to my existence.. Finally, I hope with this art to encourage people to consider the aesthetics of nature, because that is what art is all about...Nature...What else is there?"

Height: 21", Width: 29"

An additional $15 shipping fee will be applied at check out and will be marked as "handling" on your receipt. This item requires specialized packaging to ensure safe delivery.