(1971 - )
Gregory Lomayesva's heritage is distinctive. His mother is Hispanic and his father is Hopi. From these two rich cultures emerged a unique artistic talent that embraces painting and sculpture to success in composting music. Lomayesva's folk-art-styled wood objects draw from a complete assimilation of many aspects of life and fantasy combined. The Kachina-styled figures are representative of his Hopi roots but not representative of actual Kachina figures. The feathers used are molted parrot feathers that add rich coloration to each work. Cars, motorcycles, scooters and wagons with wild whimsical riders make the artist's pieces truly fun with a wonderful folk-art flare.
"I don't identify myself too much with either culture because I don't want to be pigeon-holed. I think that doing art based on ethnicity limits the playing field, so I try to express myself as an artist whose playing field is the world."