Artist: Sheldon Harvey
2008 SWAIA Indian Market
Best of Show Winner
Medium: Carved wood painted with oil/sand paints and mixed natural materials.
Size: 32″ x 12″ x 6″
Sheldon Harvey’s work depicts spirit beings from the Navajo creation myth and other ancient traditions. His mixed media sculptures are made with wood, fabric, feathers, stains and paint. Each unique sculpture embodies a piece of Navajo folklore and Sheldon’s creative spirit.
These mixed media sculptures are based on the First World Beings in the Navajo Creation Story. According to the Navajo Creation Story, mankind has progressed through four different worlds. The first world was believed to be pitch black and filled with the Air-Spirit Beings who were insect-like. These are an interpretation of one of those Air-Spirit Beings in wood, metal, feathers and bright paints.
Sheldon Harvey’s works are included in major collections through out the United States, Europe and Asia. He has received numerous awards and honors including first place for sculpture and painting at the Santa Fe Indian Market and Best in Show for his oil painting. His innovative style has made him a much sought-after artist by collectors world wide.[gravityform id=1 field_values='web_ref=']