Ramona’s tapestries, Nebula 22 and Nebula 23 (2009) will be shown in Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. The exhibit is being organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and will travel to several other locations during 2019 and 2020. The tapestries have been graciously loaned for exhibit by Carl and Marilyn Thoma.
Ramona often uses the natural world for her inspiration. The Hubble Space Telescope captures vibrant and colorful images of nebula, in distant galaxies, which inspired the Nebula Series tapestries. Massive textured clouds of gases, plasma and dust are star incubators. Sakiestewa’s art-making often includes layering colors and shapes, mirroring the layering found in the Hopi and Uto-Aztecan cosmological spirit world or Flower World.
Exhibition Tour Information:
• Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN: May 26 – August 18, 2019
• Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN: September 29, 2019 – January 12, 2010
• Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC: February 23 – May 17, 2020
• Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK: June 28 – September 20, 2020