York, Star Liana
Star Liana York - Winter Warmth
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: 35
- Size: 23'' x 14'' x 11''
"Fabric of Life" Suite. The suite consits of four sculptures that reflect the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Each represents a stage in the creation of a wool weaving, from the raising of the sheep to the blanket's use. Interwoven is the life of a Navajo woman - as a child, mother, grandmother and finally elder. I will call her Nizhoni. "Winter Warmth" Nizhoni and her husband have reached elder status, and together they walk through the golden years of their full lives. He wraps the beloved blanket over her, the weaving she finished with such pride so many years ago. In their faces are the lines that tell the story of lives well lived. Despite hardships, their lives are a tapestry of love and laughter, and they now face their last years with peace and contentment. The weaving warms them, shelters them, and connects them - a work of art from her heart and hands, an integral part of who they are and the life they've shared.