Emmi Whitehorse

b. 1957 in Crownpoint, New Mexico;
lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

My work is about, and has always been about, land – about being aware of our surroundings and appreciating the beauty of nature. I am concerned that we are no longer aware of those things. I hope that the calm and beauty in my work serves as a reminder of what is underfoot, of the exchange we make with nature. Light, space, and color are the axis around which my work evolves. The act of making art must stay true to a harmonious balance of beauty, nature, humanity, and the whole universe. This is in accordance with Navajo philosophy.
-Emmi Whitehorse