Joe Cajero Nurtured by Prayer Earrings
Joe Cajero, Jr. is a highly accomplished sculptor. Winner of many awards, in 2014, Joe and his wife Althea were named Living Treasures at the Native Treasures show, sponsored by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe. Read more…
Nurtured by Prayer: Artist’s Statement
“Like two sides of the same coin, Nurtured by Prayer wears both the masks of Sunset and Sunrise. They are sisters born of the same characteristics yet they remain unique. The headpiece of Sister Sunset bears the stars and the vastness of the universe while the headpiece of Sister Sunrise displays the radiance of the sun’s rays from dawn to dusk.
Sister Sunset wears the rays of sunlight upon her chin as she awakens during the last moments of day. Conversely Sunrise Sister has a star upon her as the last vestige of night fades into day. The sisters’ mouths are extended in song softly and continually yielding praise and thanksgiving to our Creator.”
Joe Cajero Jr.
Each earring is approximately 1 inch wide x 1 1/4 high, including the ear wire. All material is sterling silver.
The symbols are in bas relief against an oxidized background. The dark background is more uniform than the images show; the camera picks up reflections that are generally not visible to the human eye.