At the Hems of the Lowest Clouds

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This extraordinary marriage of visual and literary art offers a subtle and inspiring view of the Navajo landscape.

 

In this extraordinary marriage of visual and literary art, Gloria J. Emerson—a Navajo woman educated at Harvard University and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico—offers a subtle and inspiring view of the Navajo landscape. Featuring ten poems, personal reflections, and twenty-five paintings, Emerson draws upon an ancient culture while crafting new visual and poetic legend to enrich our understanding of significant places and stories that mark the traditional homelands of her kinspeople.

Gloria J. Emerson—born to the Tsé nahabilnii and for the T´o’ aheedlíinii clans of the Navajo Nation—is a visual artist, poet and consultant in the fields of Indian education and art. She has worked for the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts, as well as many other non-profit organizations supporting Indian education, social services and the arts. Enerson was artist in residence at the School of American Research thanks to the Dobkin Family Foundation in 2002. Governor Bill Richardson appointed her to serve on the New Mexico Arts Commission in 2003.

 

Author: Gloria J. Emerson (Navajo)

Illustrations: Color paintings by Gloria J. Emerson

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2003

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Navajo