"Hózhó náhásdlíí (when beauty returns)" by Adrian (Navajo/Mescalero Apache), Age 15

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Acrylic on canvas, 24"L x 20"W

In the artists own words: "The name of my painting is Hózhó náhásdlíí which interprets as when beauty returns. I used this title because we are looking forward to when we no longer have to take universal precautions due to the coronavirus. The picture I painted is my interpretation of Mother Earth caring for our planet. She is dressed in traditional Navajo attire and saying a prayer so that beauty may return."

When asked what he would do with the proceeds of the auction, Adrian said, "Water is life. Water is very powerful and is essential for us to live. Water is very sacred and very scarce on the Navajo Reservation.

In the area I am from there is a severe drought effecting many communities like Indian Wells, Dilkon, Leupp, and Seba Dalkai. My mother and fathers reservation do not have running water so it has to be hauled from a water source. I have spent summers out home and had to help with this task. There are many others who don’t have running water and I would like to help them. I would donate to the Water Warrior’s United because they have been hard at work helping those who are not able to get water. We need to continue to support those who are hard at work to help others.

Many Navajo’s on the reservation do not have the luxury of turning on a faucet. We have to go out to haul water for ceremonies, livestock and our everyday lives. I pray one day we will no longer be overlooked and we may have the resources to have something people take for granted. Tóh’ íína’."

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The Native Arts Community Grant

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