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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Zuni
Training:
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
All his exquisite pieces of jewellery are unique, often intracately decorated with symbols and figures using a fine hand saw. He
works in both silver and gold and selects unusual, natural stones of high quality.
Awards:
Winner of numerous awards from prestigious galleries and shows, including Best of Show in 2001 at Eitlejorg, Myron is recognized
as a master jeweler.
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Myron began making jewelry as a child, learning from his father and grandmother, who worked in a traditional Zuni inlay style.
Thumbing through old jewelry issues of Arizona Highways sparked young Myron's interest in contemporary designs. Since he
began working as a professional artist in the early 1990s, he has continued to experiment with materials and techniques, creating
innovative, often startlingly intricate pieces.
He currently incorporates finely cut-out, or "pierced", symbols into his jewelry. Dragonflies, turtles, frogs, birds, and horses float
across a background of soft textured silver overlaid with 14K gold spirals and male/female rain symbols. The symbols are inspired
by the petroglyphs near his home in Zuni, NM.
Myron Panteah
Other Information:
Friday, February 17, 2012
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