Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
With a halo of light around Taawa, the sun travels across the cosmos lighting the darkness. Above a planet rises and below Tuuwaqatsi (Earth) and Muuyaw (Moon).
"Codex Taawa" is an artwork series celebrating a long history of the Hopi as skywatchers and early astronomers. Living in a desert where life is a delicate balance, understanding and interpreting the earth and cosmos helps in living in a challenging environment. Taawa is the Hopi word for the Sun this name refers to many of the Codex images which depict various celestial events.
- The artwork is printed on heavyweight acid-free luster / soft gloss paper and matted with a bevel cut buffered-pH neutral matte board and backed with an acid-free 100% recycled board.
- Artwork framed in matte board measures 11 by 14 inches (27.9 by 35.5 cm) and packaged in a clear resealable envelope for protection. The matted print will fit a standard frame and does not require custom framing.
- Giclèe print includes a description of the image, information on the native culture the artwork is inspired by and biography of the artist. All of our work is created, printed and assembled in Arizona (United States).