Melanie YazzieMind Maps:
Mixed Media Works of Melanie Yazzie

Part of Contemporary Artist Series 2012: "Tribal Stories"
April 6 – May 27, 2012
Here and Now Gallery

Melanie Yazzie
Blue One with Sweet One
2011

Contemporary Artist Series 2012: "Tribal Stories"
This series is comprised of stories told either by or about Native American Indians using a variety of contemporary and traditional media.  This series is made possible by the Arts Council of Midland.

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Melanie Yazzie
Melanie Yazzie was born in Ganado, Arizona in 1966. She is Navajo of the Áshįįhí, and grew up on the Navajo Reservation. While being witty and colorful, her work encompasses a wide range of media.  Frequently her subject matter is significant because of the serious undertones referencing native post-colonial dilemmas. Her work often brings images of women from many indigenous cultures to the fore. A recurring motif has been Blue Bird flour sacks, which provided clothing material during her childhood. Thus her work references matrilineal systems and points to the possibility of female leadership.

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