|A long time ago,
from time of the beginning
It was said that the Earth, our mother
was the beginning of creation.
Today we walk with and upon what is given to us,
in beauty and harmony.
We walk as it was told to us,
in beauty and harmony,
it's there to recognize and understand
the way of life.
Sometime ago I have made it my work
to bring it out in my mind... to paint.
What I paint is what was told to me,
from my grandfather and my grandmother,
how creation story was told.
What was told within the legends
and how it was cared for,
how it was used,
and this is how I know and understand.
So today, as I paint, I am careful,
with my understanding of the legends...
So I bring it upon you
for you to understand my work
direct translation from Dine'h(Navajo)
|When I sit, I visualize my surroundings,
the Earth, the sky
and all living things,
which helps me create what I do today
as an artist and painter.
To create awareness by
teaching and understanding
about a great gift that is given
to us, the Earth.
|The sacredness and spirituality
keeps us close in our mind, body and
As you look at my work in the three
I invite you to take a journey
and feel the essence
perhaps bring a piece into your home
to enjoy everyday
|What great beauty
is it to see, feel
and know we are one
with the Earth
|copy right (c)
Rex A. Begaye
all rights reserved
|Rex A Begaye
Dine'h (navajo) Nation
|"The Consciousness of Art"