Native American Profile Inlay Pendant by Navajo Lapidary Artisan Calvin Desson NAP-1686. An exquisite male profile that portrays a story of daily life and challenges. Mr. Desson named this piece 'Billy Jack' perhaps associating with the movie character of the 1960/70's. Stones are meticulously cut so precise one might assume it was painted. The Silver work completes this wonderful Folk Art Pendant with straight edge outline and large dimensional bail. This beautiful piece of cultural Art is a must for any collector and truly an heirloom in the making meant to be passed from generation to generation.
Pendant offers a large slightly tapered teardrop swing bail that will accept beads, cord or chain 14-15mm.
Navajo Calvin Desson is a multi facet mostly self-taught Artisan in the truest sense. His very early days consisted of drawings inspired by his surroundings, life, culture and beliefs which we often call 'storytelling'. Daily life struggles took Mr. Desson down various roads to provide for his family. Although these times were likely very challenging, what emerged was an extraordinary talent now gifted to the world through his Jewelry Art. His contemporary works from Starry Nights to Abstract interpretation consists of intricate stone inlay encapsulated in Sterling Silver often depicting portions of the original drawings from his youth. Leaves one to also ponder if watching his father create Sand Paintings as a child led to this picture art in stone? Mr. Desson is Artisan, Lapidary, Silversmith and StoryTeller.