I am a self taught artist which began in the early 80’s. I made my drums for many years but stopped for a period of time. About 3 years ago, I started making drums again with my son. My inspiration came from my dad, Cruz Romero, many uncles, and elders; Joe Luis and Teresino Jiron. Listening to the sounds that the drums make; inspire me to continue my craft.
The Native American people of this region have lived in harmony and respect with their natural environment.
Stories of their emergence and of their living history are handed down from one generation to the next through prayer and song. The traditional knowledge of their ancestors is the basis for how they live today and is reflected in architecture, traditions, arts and ceremony.
We are most grateful for the blessings of our Earth Mother as she provides us with all that we need to sustain our livelihood now, and into the future. As native people living in modern times, we have a responsibility to maintain balance with our natural environment and world trends. As you explore this collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, you will see memories of the past as well as the voice and creativity of modern native people.
We invite you to enjoy this celebration of cultural art.