Romero’s work blends traditional techniques of Southwestern Native American ceramics with imagery inspired by ancient and modern sources. His figures often resemble stylized comic-book heroes as well as the protagonists pictured on ancient Greek vessels. "A True Tale" portrays one of the atrocities related to the Conquistadors’ quest for gold; Spanish soldiers would cut off the hands of Indians who failed to provide them with gold. • Born in Berkeley, California, Romero is a Cochiti Pueblo Indian and has lived in New Mexico since 1993. He earned his BFA from Otis Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, and his MFA from University of California, Los Angeles. Notice the gilded checkerboard rim encircling the scene, highlighting gold as the crux of the story and the motive for violence against the Indians. • [Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo, born 1964), "A True Tale", 2005; Earthenware, with polychrome and gilt decoration, Crocker Art Museum, gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2013.19] • #ArtOfTheDay #NAHeritage #NativeArtist #NativeAmerican #CrockerArt #Sacramento #California #Art
• • • • • Hopi-Tewa artist Arlo Namingha explores his Native American heritage through sculptural works inspired by Hopi figures, forms, and symbols. Much like his father, who is also an artist, his work mixes cultural traditions with a modern, minimalist aesthetic. This particular piece is made in bronze, but the artist also works in wood, stone, and clay. • Arlo Namingha is the eldest son of Dan Namingha. Both are descended from a group of Tewa-speaking people who migrated to the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona from northern New Mexico, perhaps as long ago as the 17th century. They are also direct descendants of Nampeyo, who is widely recognized as the matriarch of Pueblo Indian pottery. Notice the abstract representation of a katsina face. • [Arlo Namingha (Hopi-Tewa, born 1974), Cultural Images #3
, 2004. Bronze. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2011.47.3] • #ArtOfTheDay #NAHeritage #NativeArtist #NativeAmerican #CrockerArt #Sacramento #California #Art
🇲🇽🛸 ☥𓂀 The great Aztec rain god Tlaloc hitting Long Beach today 🌧 ⚡️🌱Tlāloc is a member of the pantheon of gods in Aztec religion. As supreme god of the rain, Tlaloc is also a god of earthly fertility and of water. He was widely worshipped as a beneficent giver of life and sustenance. However, he was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder, and lightning, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water. Tlaloc is also associated with caves, springs, and mountains, most specifically the sacred mountain in which he was believed to reside. His animal forms include herons and water-dwelling creatures such as amphibians, snails, and possibly sea creatures, particularly shellfish.The Mexican marigold, Tagetes lucida, known to the Aztecs as yauhtli, was another important symbol of the god, and was burned as a ritual incense in native religious ceremonies. #ascension #ometeotl #Spiritualmaster #Unity #Humanity
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New on the blog: I share perspective on Edward Curtis, his photographs of Native Americans, and the exhibit of his work at University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Link in bio.
Today is the 154th remembrance of the Sand Creek Massacre. U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell sponsored the 1998 legislation to establish a Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Senator Campbell, who is of Cheyenne ancestry, says that every Cheyenne and Arapahoe bears the scars of Sand Creek on their souls. This infrared image is Ben Nighthorse Campbell taking a moment alone to look out over the Sand Creek Massacre site in southeastern Colorado. Later while sitting on the "hill" with the senator he became very quiet, and said, "What were Black Kettle and White Antelope thinking?" referring to the misplaced trust in the US and Colorado Territorial governments, thus being completely unprotected and vulnerable in that camp. Governor John Evans and John Chivington acted as the co-architects of one of the worst massacres committed against Native Americans in US history, yet have mountains, roads and towns named after them, fast forward to our present governor, John Hickenlooper, who in 2014 gave an official apology to the descendants of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. --Sand Creek had special meaning, for the senator is the descendant of one of two sisters, Red Dress and Yellow Woman, who were murdered during the massacre. Almost every single casualty was a child, a woman or an old man. Sitting with him at the site of the Sand Creek Massacre on a warm and windy Thursday afternoon, the horror of what happened there cannot—should not—be ignored. When asked what the place means to him, the senator, as is his style, answered with a story. I remember talking to an old lady. It was years and 年前發佈 when she came here,” he recalled. “She said it was cold and foggy one morning when she walked out there, where the massacre was.” He gestured toward the site where so many people were slaughtered. “She told me she could hear children cry. And I think she did. I do.” He nodded his head and grew quiet, looking at his hands that held the black cane, its tip resting on the ground. “I think maybe they’re still crying. Tragic. Tragic. All because of arrogance and greed.”-- An excerpt from the Kiowa County Independent