Ramona Sakiestewa’s Nebula 22 & 23

Meet the Artists of Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

An abstract tapestry of red, yellow, orange, green, and blue.

Ramona Sakiestewa (Hopi), Nebula 22 & 23 (diptych), 2009, tapestry, wool warp and dyed wool weft, Collection of Carl and Marilynn Thoma, 2009.021a-b. © 2009 Ramona L. Sakiestewa, courtesy of and photo by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation

Artist’s Language

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English

Ramona Sakiestewa’s sophisticated use of tapestry weaving, an enduring tradition of her Hopi community, was inspired by images from the Hubble Space Telescope. The result is a vibrant, textured, and seamless expression that depicts bursts of light, energy, growth, and nature, which materializes through her long-standing practice of layering shapes and colors.