Cliff Fragua Rain God 1
I have learned the secret of the stone through my cultural and ancestral teachings. Based in Native American themes, my work shows pride for the Pueblo culture and a deep understanding of the inherent spirituality of the stone. I have chosen stone as my medium of expression because it is a combination of the basic elements of the earth. I feel the honesty and purity of this most basic of material permits me to express myself from the heart and to express the spirit that Native people respect an revere as embodied in the stone.
Since 1974, when I created my first stone sculpture, I have created a significant body of work that keeps evolving with new influences and new interests. My sculptures are featured in such public locations as the National Statuary Hall in the Nation’s CapitolAlbuquerque International Airport and in permanent collections throughout the country. I have been included in major invitational exhibitions and one-man shows in leading museums and galleries and have earned highest honors and awards for my sculptures. Read more about the artist here…