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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Navajo
Training:
Institute of American Indian Arts
Arizona State University
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
For someone who was born in 1962 and a relatively young silversmith Edison is highly imaginative with detail and originality that
can leave anyone speechless. His works represent traditional bump ups & stamping with a modernist approach. The use of mixed
materials like silver, gold, turquoise, and ironwood are samples of his creativity.
Awards:
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Edison Cummings' silver work is typified by excellent craftsmanship and design, which reflects his training and education at the
Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico and ASU in Tempe, Arizona. There he learned techniques of sculpture
and metal stretching. He has been a consistent winner at SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe and at the Heard Guild Show in
Phoenix for many years. A skilled and original artist, Cummings was chosen in 2004 by the Heard Museum to design a trophy that
the museum gives annually to outstanding supporters. For more on Edison, please see the Summer, 2005 issue of American
Indian Art magazine, where he is featured in an excellent article entitled "Native American Silversmiths of the Southwest".
Edison Cummings
Other Information:
Friday, February 17, 2012
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