Just back from Sante Fe where I was attending DENT the Future organized by Jason Preston and Steve Broback. DENT is an ‘ideas and inspiration festival’ featuring talks, workshops, adventures, projects, and goodtimes. We meet several times a year in places like Maui, Teluride and Napa and have formed a great support network of creative professionals who have become friends and collaborators.
My role at the event is Official Photographer and I’ve published a gallery of all the best images for your enjoyment. Pls check them out and share them around. If you’re featured in the images you’re welcome to download them and treat them as your own. While you’re here on my brand new website also pls put your email in the subscribe box and receive updates as they are published. Here’s the photos. Enjoy!
A Hopi/Navajo basketmaker from Second Mesa, Arizona, Iva Honyestewa was mostly known as a sifter basket maker. During her artist residency at SAR, 2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, however, Iva pioneered a completely new technique of basketry. Called pootsaya these baskets are a combination of the Second Mesa poota (coiled basket) and the more broadly made tutsaya (sifter basket). This new technique was a developed with the intention of bringing the sometimes fractured Hopi communities from which she comes together. Iva is currently only one of two people in the world working in this technique.
Barbara is a Search Angel with DNAAdoption.com helping adoptees find their birth parents and also helps teach the autosomal DNA classes DNAadoption.com offers to help adoptees use their DNA to find birth relatives. As a volunteer with DNAadoption.com, Barbara volunteered her time to work on a project for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Crimes Against Children Detail to identify, successfully, the immediate family of “Lisa”, a woman now in her 30s, who was abducted as an infant and did not know either who she was or where she was from.
More people have walked on the moon than have visited many of the places that Jill Heinerth has seen on Earth. Jill is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography, and exploration of underwater caves around the globe for National Geographic, educational institutions, and television networks worldwide.
Award-winning filmmakers, Tay and Val left successful media careers, closed their production company, wrapped work on their nationally televised television series P.S. I’m Sorry, and set off to travel the world by bicycle for a documentary project to inspire dreams. Six years, three continents, more than 400 public talks and national radio and TV appearances (in twelve countries), and 2 TEDx talks later, Tay and Val settled in the Pacific Northwest as City Artists of Seattle. Committed to helping visionary leaders meet their call to greatness with clear-eyed vision, groundedness, and deep trust – they work with leaders and businesses around the globe who hear the call to rise and say yes.
I can’t say enough about the art. Every nook and cranny of the hotel and the whole town of Santa Fe was full of beautiful Native American style art. I brought home blankets, pottery and turquoise jewelry for my friends and family.
Thanks for making it this far. Come to DENT next time around and let’s hang! 🙂 Subscribe for updates pls.