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 With a background as a National Park Ranger at Chaco Culture National Historical Park and a clerk at Hubbell Trading Post National Historical Site, Lyle was exposed to a diversity of prehistoric, historical and contemporary art. Early in life he was aware of his parents and grandparents creative talents, which triggered his own interest in art. Throughout his life he has always done art or was being creative, but it was not until the early nighties that he become a full time artist with silversmithing his main medium and income. Lyle's Hogan-home is located in the Chaco Basin of North Western New Mexico where he gets some of his design inspiration from prehistoric Chacoan rock art.   Lyle was exposed to silversmithing at an early age by his stepfathers and learned special techniques from experienced smiths.  While working as a park ranger he provided illustrations for public brochures and pamphlets. Lyle has won awards for silversmithing and participated in a student exchange program with Ecole de Beaux Arts in Grenoble, France. In 1993, he and four other Navajo students traveled to France as part of this unique art exchange. His work is available in New Mexico, Arizona, California and Internationally. Lyle served as the American contact and co-curator of Indigenous Brilliance(http://www.indigenousbrilliance.wordpress.com/ ) an exhibition that toured five countries from 2012 to 2015. Lyle began studying for and art degree, but a career with the National Park Service distracted him. He is now returning to school seeking a Business Administration degree with an emphasis on art.

INSPIRATION

   "Fracking the Sacred Kiva"                                                             2017                                                                                4'" x 6"     postcard collage

I am inspired by prehistoric Anasazi, historic Navajo and contemporary cultural symbolism. The symbolism dances in my silver work. My drawings and collages interpret the world through my experiences, relationships and beliefs. When you wear my jewelry and enjoy my artwork on your walls you will see my soul as it relates to you. If you have a special request let me know and we will design and create a unique piece especially for you.

HEADLINE


Santa Fe Indian Market August 19&20 2017 Santa Fe, New Mexico  

326FR S ( San Francisco St., near La Fonda Hotel)



 Examples of 

LTY DESIGN Jewelry

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Examples of original artworks by Lyle T.