Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 74
Weight: 696 g
Dimensions: 220 x 275 x 15 mm
. . . an impressive art book that beautifully presents an historical and compelling memoir of the artist . . . A must for students of Native American art history in general, and the work of Pablita Velarde in particular.
"As a little girl, Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo) made charcoal drawings on paper sacks and cardboard boxes. Though her drawings were often burned to start the next cooking fire, she dreamed of becoming a painter, a doubtful possibility for a pueblo woman in the early 20yh century. Yet today, nearly eight decades later, Pablita Velarde stands as an icon of American Indian Art, a symbol of the power both of her artistic vision and of the stories her paintings tell of Pueblo life and culture. This touching collection pairs the artist's personal reminiscences and anecdotes with paintings that mirror those rememberances. The effect of this pairing transcends biography and affords us the rare and difficult experience of art and life converging. It is a mystical union, at once personal and universal, that has much to teach us about art and life and the right path taken and followed to its end."
a. . . an impressive art book that beautifully presents an historical and compelling memoir of the artist . . . A amusta for students of Native American art history in general, and the work of Pablita Velarde in particular.a