Jesse Monongya

Jesse Monongya

Opal Bears and Lapis Skies

Book - 2002
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The jewelry of Jesse Monongya is fully described and each piece tells a story that combinnes authentic concepts from his culture with cutting edge materials and techniques.

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In this exemplary debut volume of a new series, the author artfully interweaves the first biography of this contemporary master Native American jewelry artist, Monongya's Navajo- and Hopi-influenced philosophy, creative process, and 175 quality color plates of his acclaimed pieces reflecting Indian motifs in precious metals and stones. Dubin, affiliated with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC), is the author of North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment (1999). 10x11
His jewelry is fully described here for the first time, in 175 striking color plates by acclaimed photographer Togashi, as inspired by the southwestern desert landscape and traditional teachings in which he was raised - the coral sunset shading into the lapis night, an opal moon and turquoise stars in a jet sky. Monongya combines authentic concepts from his culture with cutting-edge materials and techniques. The qualities that inform his life - reciprocity, respect, and creativity - are what make him special, and his work reflects his deep desire to communicate his culture to the world at large.

Publisher: New York : Hudson Hills Press, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780966938289
Branch Call Number: 739.27092 D8521j 2002
Characteristics: 182 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 29 cm


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