Emmi Whitehorse, a Navajo artist, blends abstraction with references to Navajo cosmology in large mixed-media paintings. Her work reflects her deep connection to the landscape of the American Southwest. She has described it as being “about . . . land, about being aware of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty of nature.” In Rushing Water, markings that evoke water are blended with a reddish palette suggestive of the New Mexico desert.
American, b. 1957
Oil and chalk on paper mounted to canvas
51 x 79 in. (129.5 x 200.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas Robertello in honor of the Jacobs School of Music flute class 2010, 2010.95
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