Sheldon Harvey’s work depicts spirit beings from the Navajo creation myth and
other ancient traditions. His mixed media sculptures are made with wood, fabric,
feathers, stains and paint. Each unique sculpture embodies a piece of Navajo
folklore and Sheldon’s creative spirit.
These mixed media sculptures are based on the First World Beings in the Navajo
Creation Story. According to the Navajo Creation Story, mankind has progressed
through four different worlds. The first world was believed to be pitch black
and filled with the Air-Spirit Beings who were insect-like. These are an interpretation
of one of those Air-Spirit Beings in wood, metal, feathers and bright paints.
Sheldon Harvey’s works are included in major collections through out the United
States, Europe and Asia. He has received numerous awards and honors including
first place for sculpture and painting at the Santa Fe Indian Market and Best in Show
for his oil painting. His innovative style has made him a much sought-after artist by
collectors world wide.