Navajo Sand Painting artist Zachariah Ben was born in 1996. Having been home schooled, Zachariah learned his culture from his father, Joe Ben, Jr. Apprenticing under his father, Zachariah learned to create ceremonial and contemporary sand paintings, gathering and grinding all of his own materials. A force unto himself, Zachariah produces delicate, intricate and detailed sand paintings pushing the boundaries with his interpretation of traditional stories and figures. Zachariah also participates in Yeii Bichei spiritual blessings and other ceremonies to help his people and make everything around be Hozho beauty.
"Thunderbird" Sand Painting by Zachariah Ben. Painting measures 11 1/2" wide by 8 1/2" tall in a 15" x 18" frame.