The Hogan

  • Oil on Board
  • 18 x 24 x 1 in
  • James L Johnson

Hogans are sacred spaces for the Navajo people, and have become sacred to me as well. I tried to paint this female hogan in that light. There is rich symbolism behind each element of the hogan; its construction process, materials, and shape all bespeak an intimate oneness with both earth and family.

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