Oil Originals: Hyrum Joe


This Navajo man dresses in his traditional clothing and sings a song for his family, especially to the younger generation who is challenged by material things of the world including substance abuse and destroyed families. Almost none of the younger generation has any interest in preserving the Navajo language nor traditional beliefs and lifestyle.

He sings a song for "Hozho" (happiness) in the culture. The Drum is a hand-coiled Navajo-style pottery with buckskin tightly stretched over the rim. The Drumstick is a willow stick simply bent at the end and tied.

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Song for the People
12 x 16 Oil on Canvas

Gallery Price: $1,400.00
plus sh/han


Although Hyrum might be recognized as the son of the internationally known alabaster sculptor and bronze artist, Oreland Joe, he has certainly proved that he can stand on his own two feet. Hyrum creates some of the most visually compelling and original works of art in oil that we've seen by anyone his age. Last year he won the SWAIA fellowship and subsequently sold out at his very first Indian Market event.

We are delighted to have this opportunity to show Hyrum's work, which can be seen in only a handful of the most prestigious galleries in Colorado and New Mexico. Because of our close, personal relationship, we were lucky enough to acquire these recent originals, and we look forward to bringing you more.

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