Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
A perfect blue corn plant carries a horizon line, separating prayer feathers in the Fifth World from corn ears, dragonflies and butterflies in the Fourth World, the world that we live upon.
"Codex Taawa" is an artwork series celebrating a long history of the Hopi as sky watchers 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.