Artist Statement

Estefanita L. Calabaza
Santo Domingo Pueblo

"My disposition is to explore new art forms and different techniques to continue to radiate my ancestor’s voice through my artistic and creative expression, which honors the connection with the past, present and future through the imprint of remembrance. My creative process not only comes from that remembrance but through nature, insect and animal life, floral patterns, Puebloan life, and celestial elements in symbolic imagery incorporating Pottery designs and Santo Domingo techniques in my paintings and jewelry."