VELOY VIGIL (1937 - 1997)
Veloy Vigil's paintings reveal a constant shift between illusive renderings of images from his Native Puebloan heritage and abstraction. Vigil's palette is unusual, almost edible in nature, hearkening back to the European Rococo style. Sugared-almond colors and earth tones are applied in layers, communicating a luminosity more frequently seen in stained glass. Vigil was known to paint to music, imbuing his art with the sensation of a living existence where space itself is the breath made visible.