Hello, my name is Shoney Eagle Lorenzo I am 18 years old i’m currently a senior attending at PineHill High located in New Mexico. I am full Navajo, I have a passion for painting. I’ve been painting since i was 5 till now. I love painting with acrylic and oil I find it interesting doing landscapes mixed with my culture. I also paint murals, I am currently started painting a mural at the school I attend. I was raised by my father along with two brother and also my grandma, I speak my language which is Navajo Ahéhee (thank you).
My art piece represent the sunrise as the sunrise is an important part of being Navajo, it’s know as a new beginning. The colors I chose are cool colors they represent calmness and if you’ll look deep enough there’s a story behind the painting as you could begin to feel the cool breeze of every early-morning, while the world is still asleep, it lets you know that no matter what tribe your from its good to follow tradition as they represent good harmony. The stars I chose also tell a story that the Navajo elders pass down to every generation.