Via Wright’s Indian Art: Lena Boone is hailed as the prize-winning carver who has kept the original, ancient style of fetishes from oblivion.⠀ ⠀ Her birds and animals are recognizable, but simplified, suggesting the creature, without realistic details.⠀ ⠀ Here, a flock of birds, bears, mountain lions, and other fetish animals are strung on bright blue, turquoise heishi, in a medley of materials and colors.⠀ ⠀ An amber owl is the largest, hanging in the center as if guarding all the others. The Zuni consider owls as protectors and mobile security alarms.⠀ ⠀ Lapis, spiny oyster shell, mother of pearl, rose quartz, dolomite, and turquoise are some of the other materials, besides amber. There are even matching earrings!

From Carla Forrest: Finally getting back to the studio and working on “Flowing Sky” after a hiatus to take care of some major emergency household repairs. This is so much more fun! I added texture using tissue paper and acrylic polymer gel. What do you think? @carlaforrestfineart #carlaforrestfineart #carlaforrest #objectiveabstracts #landscapepainting #contemporaryart #contemporarylandscape #CABQ #ABQOldTown #oldtownalbuquerque #AlbuquerqueOldTown #abqartscrawl #albuquerqueart #abqoutside #abqtopbusinesses #DiscoverABQ #newmexicoarts #newmexicotrue #southwesterndecor #southwesterninteriors #newhomeowner #ArtistsSunday