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Confluence of Bird and Man

John Suazo

About The Confluence of Bird and Man

Suazo's preference for simple tools, working both outside and in his small adobe studio yields calm, highly centered statements in stone.

There is a YouTube video featuring John Suazo commenting on a very special sculpture he created for the Taos County Administrative Judicial Center John Suazo interview

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Suazo's preference for simple tools, working both outside and in his small adobe studio yields calm, highly centered statements in stone.

There is a YouTube video featuring John Suazo commenting on a very special sculpture he created for the Taos County Administrative Judicial Center John Suazo interview

About the Artist

(Born 1951) His heritage is Taos pueblo.  Suazo attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; the Navajo Community College in Tsaile, Arizona and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  For over thirty years John Suazo has created stone sculptures. 

In 2006 his 30 year retrospective took place at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico.

This artist's work is characterized by simplifying forms, mainly figurative human beings, birds and mammals. These subjects all relate to his cultural traditions.

His work is currently represented by these two galleries: Bryans Gallery and Henningsen Fine Arts, both in Taos.  His sculpture has been exhibited beyond New Mexico, in both Russia and in France as well as Colorado and Arizona.  His sculptures have been award 1st place at the Taos Annual Open Show, at the Eight Northern Pueblos Art Show and at the Taos Annual Festival of Arts.

 

Medium Colorado or New Mexico alabaster
Size 11 1/2" height X 23" length X 7" depth (alabaster), 1 1/2" height X 25" length X 10" depth
Signed "J. Suazo" inscribed vertically toward back of sculpture followed by copyright symbol
Date of creation Circa 1988
Condition Sculpture is excellent. Wood base needs some tweaking.
Provenance DM, Paradise Valley estate, originally acquired from the Suzanne Brown Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ
Other Works by John Suazo
Woman and Wind, Sculpture by John  Suazo Proud Mother, Sculpture by John  Suazo
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