Navajo artist, Peter Ray James, is a creator of Spiritual Fabric Art. Hand made and hand sewn, this stuffed, soft sculpture by Peter is painted in handsome colors of various and complex designs. Each piece is finished by tying either small branches, horse hair, feathers and sewing accoutrements or a combination thereof. Each one is unique in design and painted colors. A conversation piece to hang on your wall. Signed and dated.
Peter Ray James is a 1984 honors graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also attended the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Peter introduced his art to the competitive Indian Art world in the spring of 1988. Since then he has sold a little over 1,200 masks and 900 canvases. His art has been on album covers, prominent art show posters and numerous newspaper and magazine covers.
His celebrity collectors include Ahmad and Phylicia Rashad, Ted Danson, John Bon Jovi and Wynonna Judd. Peter is known among his Navajo people as Nahat'a Yilth Yil Wood “One Who Delivers the Message." It is his Navajo name that braids many generations of prayers, symbolism, tradition, honor, knowledge, and love. Peter believes his destiny is to be a storyteller through artistic endeavors. He is always honored and respectful to represent his family name in his homeland and abroad.