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Artist: Peter Chinni
Title: Ancient Being
Date: 1999
Medium: Cast Bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 25 x 32 x 12 in. (63.5 x 81.3 x 30.5 cm)
Peter Chinni (1928-2019)
Peter Chinni
Artist: Robert D. Ray
Title: Ashes of Ice
Date: 2000
Medium: Glass and wood
Dimensions: Overall: 40 3/8 x 40 9/16 x 1 in. (102.5 x 103 x 2.5 cm) frame: 28 5/8 x 28 5/8 in. (72.7 x 72.7 cm)
Robert D. Ray (1924 - 2002)
Dates in Taos: 1954
Robert D. Ray
Artist: Robert D. Ray
Title: Barred Brilliance IV
Date: 1980?
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in. (31.7 x 11 x 11 cm)
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Robert D. Ray (1924 - 2002)
Dates in Taos: 1954
Robert D. Ray
Artist: Juan Dell
Title: Bert G. Phillips
Date: c. 1968
Medium: Bronze
Juan Dell (b.1933)
c. 1968
Juan Dell
Artist: Gretchen Ewert
Title: Bird Goddess
Date: n.d.
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 in. (26 x 7 x 4 cm)
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Gretchen Ewert (b. 1947)
Gretchen Ewert
Artist: Marc Baseman
Title: Black Orchid
Date: 1996
Medium: Walnut plate
Dimensions: 5 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (13.3 × 13.3 cm)
Marc Baseman United States (b.1965)
Marc Baseman
Artist: John Boomer
Title: Black Walnut Sculpture
Date: 1974
Medium: Walnut wood carving
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 9 x 6 in. (8.9 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm)
John Boomer United States (b. 1945)
John Boomer was born in California on on October 6, 1945. He remained in California until he graduated from California State University at Chico with a BA in psychology. In 1968 John moved to the Navajo reservation to become a teacher. It was while teaching that John gained interest in sculpting and began to teach himself how to work with wood. Claro Walnut, Black Walnut, Cedar-Juniper, and Birds Eye Maple are some of the first types of wood John learned to sculpt. His media interest grew to works in Granite, Basalt, and Marble. John loved to work with these materials because of there color, texture, hardness, and smell. In 1972 John began work as a full time artist. Living on the reservation, the people around him were traditional Navajos; a timeless humanity and serenity came through. The women in particular seemed to be the very mothers of the earth, calm, yet proud and enduring. The wood, especially the Cedar-Juniper, seemed to suggest these traditional women in there long dresses and blankets. These women became a very strong theme in John's work. After ten years of sculpting his interests were turning to the construction of painted wall pieces. He chose wood for the constriction and different colors of sand for the paint. He sometimes highlighted with acrylic and oil paint to incorporate more brilliant colors. Even after 30 years as a self taught artist, John is still searching and expanding his art concepts with new vision, techniques, and materials.
John Boomer
Artist: Ronald Davis
Title: BLK 65
Date: 1992
Medium: stained wood
Dimensions: H 11 3/4"x W 20 3/4"
Ronald Davis (b. 1937)
Ronald Davis
Artist: Ken Drew
Title: Blue Lake (Ka'Po)
Date: 1970
Medium: Mixed media of casting and nails, scupltured wall plaque
Dimensions: Overall: 29 15/16 x 31 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (76 x 81 x 7 cm)
Ken Drew (b.1936)
Ken Drew
Artist: Debbie Long
Title: Blue Shotgun Shell Butte
Date: 2011
Medium: cast glass
Dimensions: 5 1/2 " H x 12" W x 6" D
Debbie Long (b. 1969)
Dates in Taos: 1995
Debbie Long