IACA Artist of the Year 2nd place -
Dine Bizaad yee Nidaazbaa'igii
A Tribute to Our Navajo Code Talkers" (2 piece set
consisting of a box and a bag)
Hand dyed deerhide, Sterling silver conchos, 13 charlotte
cut beads, 24 microbeads, 24k gold beads, Sleeping Beauty
turquoise, Navajo churro sheep wool, cotton liners, and
smoked deer hide.
The bag is made in the traditional way for Navajo medicine
bags with a box keeper to store the bag. Inside the box are
the names of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers. Everything
"The most memorable piece I have ever made. The Navajo Code
Talkers were the reason to win a war. They are why I am
proud to speak my language".