Published on February 4, 2013 by Casey
Edison Yazzie is one of the most well-known and talented Native American artists in the Southwest. He was born in 1964 to the Black Sheep Clan and Under Folded Arms.
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Edison’s entire family is also steeped in Navajo artistic tradition. Edison was drawn to jewelry arts as a youth and has continued to perfect his style of geometric inlay for the last three decades.
As a master craftsman, every piece that he creates has a traditional meaning. The colors and designs are carefully chosen to tell a story.
Edison has enjoyed teaching other artists and passing on his crafts throughout the years, each of which carries on a piece of his personality in ttheir art. Sharing is a very important concept to Edison. He takes great pride in passing on his belief in Navajo tradition.
Each piece of his art reflects his personality, cultural heritage, and is a display of his life as a Navajo artist. He continues to create his unique inlay and is still discovering new ways to express himself through his art.