Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yei

This is my first Native American themed assemblage that I have completed! Yeah! I started one last year and it still sits on the shelf waiting to be finished. It has to speak to me in some way and it has not said a word yet, so hopefully something will move me sometime soon.

The Yei are regarded as supernatural beings by the Navajo. They are believed to populate the earth from the very beginning and upon their departure, they instructed the Navajo people
on things that would make life easier.
They are usually depicted in sandpaintings, and the male yei has a round head and the female has an angular head. There is a lot of symolism in the sandpaintings, which I didn't apply to my piece. I strive to keep my pieces as simplistic as possible.







3 comments:

stregata said...

Another fantastic piece, Carla! You have such an eye for the composition of these assemblages! Just love them!

cat said...

stregata
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Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!

Caio Fernandes said...

your work is so good !!! i realy loved all i have seem here !