You have you have to put yourself inside and literally your hands go on the material. Then you begin to cut it, you begin to shape it, you begin to see it. Once all those things come together it becomes a feeling of “Oh my god.”
Santo Domingo Jewelry Artist
I'm an Artist Man! I don’t care how much the price of silver goes up, I like making things heavy. I like making things that are real. That’s the way I look at art. To me it’s a passion and I love it.
I truly believe that there is an artist in every single person, whether it be cooking or writing or horseback riding or something that puts you into that zone where nothing else matters. When you’re in that zone it all comes together. Life makes sense.
Amber Morningstar Byars
Choctaw Lapidary Artist
I participate in a lot of Navajo and Native American church ceremonies where I get a lot of my inspiration and from the philosophy of Native life. I am a full Christian, so now I am drawing a lot of strength and ideas from God.
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