February 2016 featured artist: David K. John
Meet our newest artist, David K. John
New to Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise – renowned for contemporary Navajo painting
David K. John is an award-winning Navajo artist who began to paint in earnest in high school. Since then, he has thrilled collectors with his highly symbolic Native American imagery based upon Navajo mythology and stories.
David was raised by his great-grandfather, who imparted to the young artist the the stories and teachings of his people, the Dine. He spent much of his childhood attending and participating in healing events-from seasonal rituals to sand painting ceremonies.
One of David’s iconic images is the Yei Be Chei, an ethereal messenger to the Dine. Since exact replication of the sacred icon is taboo, David modifies the image to the satisfaction of his tribe’s spiritual leaders.
“Paint from your heart; don’t just go along with the latest fad. Your art will last longer then.” ~David K. John
David has won awards for his paintings and masks, including awards at the Inter-tribal Ceremonial in Gallup and the Santa Fe Indian Market.
We are pleased to have David as our Featured Artist for February, 2016. You can also meet David in person and see his latest works at the gallery Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14.
Are you ready to add a David K. John original painting to your collection? Please contact the gallery with any questions you may have.
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