Friday, July 1, 2016
White Crystal Wizard/ White Electric World-Bridger - Cosmic Turtle Moon of Presence, Day 5
Keri Ataumbi's Antler Earrings with 18k Gold and Diamond accents.
Raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Keri Ataumbi was exposed to both traditional Native American aesthetics and contemporary art theory and practice from an early age. Her Kiowa mother ran a trading post and her Italian-American father is famous for his bronze sculptures. Ataumbi and her sister were encouraged to pursue their individual interests in art.
Ataumbi attended Rhode Island School of Design before moving to Santa Fe in 1990. After moving to Santa Fe she worked as a landscape designer while attending the Institute of American Indian Arts and eventually received a BFA in painting with a minor in art history from the College of Santa Fe. She currently lives and works in the Cerrillos Hills outside Santa Fe.
In creating what she terms “wearable art,” she is interested in exploring the relationship between jewelry’s capacity as adornment and as sculpture. The aesthetic of Ataumbi’s work blends geometric, modern design with natural, organic undertones.
Kin 194: White Crystal Wizard
I dedicate in order to enchant
I seal the output of timelessness
With the crystal tone of cooperation
I am guided by the power of death.
Few people have the courage of their convictions to really do what must be done in a selfless manner, to risk everything for the sake of truth.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2015-2016.
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Visshudha Chakra (Alpha Plasma)