Danny Randeau Tsosie
From the Breath of Sun
Artist: Danny Randeau Tsosie (b. 1951)Description: Pastel/Pen & Ink (1988) | Image Size: 14”h x 20”w; Framed Size: 21”h x 27 ¼”w
The Diyin Diné, the Navajo holy people, attributed with the forces of nature, are depicted in this image in the form of robed Yei. In the Navajo Creation story, prior to the sun’s birth in the fourth world, everything was dark. And when the sun emerged it brought light and warmth; hence it is the giver, or in this case, the breath of life.
This image served as the basis for the 1989 Festival of Native American Arts poster in Flagstaff. Occasionally, poster prints of this original art piece can be found on the popular eBay site.