Art means different things to different people, something I find ugly someone else finds beautiful. I always think of art shows as defeating the purpose of art, how could you pick one piece of art superior to another artistic creation. However, it is what we do, pick our favorites and defend them.
So, lets talk traditional Navajo jewelry, don’t want to put Kachina Dolls against bracelets, just doesn’t make sense.
Who makes the best traditional Navajo jewelry, someone who is active.
My pick, Calvin Martinez. This Navajo silversmith can make some not so exciting pieces, but when he is filled with creativity he makes pieces of art.
Lets hear your pick. I will provide some pictures of Calvin’s work to follow but for now look here > http://www.perrynulltrading.com/cart.php?m=product_vendor_list&v=4