Native American Inspired Living for Today
I grew up in the American Southwest. I am an artist and a member of the Hopi tribe. For over thirty years I have exhibited and sold my one-of-a-kind tapestries and works-on-paper and designed architectural enhancements for buildings. My design and artwork has taken me to Mexico, Peru, China, Japan, Europe and northern Iraq.
In addition, I have done product design for the Smithsonian Mail Order Catalog, Pendleton Blankets for Dewey Trading, the Ancient Blanket Series with Scalamandre, and specialty accessories for museum shops.
I am now looking for opportunities to bring authentic Native American design to both national and international markets. The American Indian aesthetic holds significant interest among consumers ranging in age from 35-65 years of age. Not only are consumers in the U.S. interested in Native American design, but many in Italy, Japan and Europe are devotees of our cultural history.
Each of the collections has a rich story to tell and I can bring ancient designs forward into the 21st Century.
Infant • Toddler Collections
Using ancient Southwest Indian pottery patterns for inspiration, the Pottery Animal Collections, Fish, Rabbit and Dragonfly, are whimsical animals for infants and toddlers.
Many Native American designs lend themselves to repeat patterns, suitable for sheets and pillow sets, blankets and duvet covers, towels, napkins, table coverings and fabrics.
Again, reaching back into my ancient Native American repertoire these patterns reflects both Anasazi and American Mound Builder cultures. Anasazi is Ancestral Puebloan culture of the American Southwest 200 – 1300 AD. American Mound Builder Culture 3500 BCE – 16th Century CE. The iconography of both of these cultures is documented in ceramics, textiles, wood, stone, and metal objects. These timeless, ancient designs were found on pre-Columbian objects that were used daily. They are reinterpreted for use in home décor products for today.