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Dancing for the Rain Gods

Michelle Tsosie Naranjo

About The Dancing for the Rain Gods

On persimmon-colored paper there are three (3) stylized mask images and at the bottom a stylized dancing figure wearing a similar mask and feathered headdress.

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On persimmon-colored paper there are three (3) stylized mask images and at the bottom a stylized dancing figure wearing a similar mask and feathered headdress.

About the Artist

Born in Albuquerque in 1959, Michelle is the daughter of Carol and Paul Tsosie (Navajo).  Her marriage to a Santa Clara man shifted her orientation to Espanola, an urban center in the heart of the Rio Grande Pueblos, impacting the subject matter of her paintings.

In July 1989 she was awarded the Best of Fine Arts at the Fortieth Navajo Show at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Her work was included in an exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Man titled "Paths Beyond Tradition" (May 20-September 4. 1989).

Naranjo's work is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum and she has won several First place awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, as well as the Patrick Swazo Hinds Memorial Award for the most Promising Painter in 1981.

An artist featured in Patricia Broder's impressive publication Earth Songs, Moon Dreams Paintings by American Indian Women,we are told of the Naranjo's involvement with fashion as well as art.  

 

Medium Water-based media on handmade paper
Paper size 19" height X 6 1/2" width
Frame Triple mats, regular glass, copper metal molding. Some scratches on molding.
Frame size 26 1/4" height X 13 1/4" width
Signed "So Whu Wah Tuno © " at viewer's lower right on recto
Date of creation Unknown (prior to 1998)
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance Christie's Auction, November 1997, AP Fenderson collection APF
Other Works by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
Maiden Masks, Prints by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo Untitled #1, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo Untitled #2, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo Untitled #3, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo Shades of Mauve Horse & Rider, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo Abstract Masks, Paintings by Michelle Tsosie Naranjo
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