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Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa: 07/29/13
Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa by Shonto Begay is a collection of poetry and artwork that describes his life as a Diné. The poems are chronological as well as thematic, introducing his personal history, the Diné culture and beliefs and the balance between traditional and modern life.
While the poetry is beautiful, it was Shonto's paintings that I kept coming back to. While rich in the details of the mesa, they also have details more subtly worked in. There might be horses or other animals in the shapes of the snow patches, for instance. Stylistically his art work reminds me of Rob Gonsalves's surreal paintings.
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On a related note, Byron Shorty, author / owner of the Navajo Word of the Day (Navajo WOTD) site is currently walking the route of the Long Walk to draw awareness to Navajo culture and language. You can follow his progress on Facebook.
Comment #1: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 15:15:13
I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
Comment #2: Sunday, August 04, 2013 at 15:53:51