The Painted Desert Project: Hyuro

While we last saw JAZ's addition to The Painted Desert Project which is an initiative to get artists to paint vendor stands and abandoned buildings along Highway 89 in northern Arizona to challenge stereotypes of the people I wanted to now share with you Hyuro's piece for the project. Done on the opposite side of the same building that JAZ painted at a local business near Monument Valley Hyuro's mural entitled "In Beauty it is Finished" is the last line of a traditional Navajo morning prayer which inspired her work. Her female figure faces the east to greet the sun and with white corn pollen in hand she shows the progression of the prayer movements.

In Hyuro's words: "The main objective of this early morning prayer to Navajo is to carry the seeker into the existence if the incoming day with open mind and open heart. They believe that if they can arrive at this point they can influence the incoming day. There is an incredible level of power flowing in the present time. As Navajo seeker, the only objective is to be really in the present time where the energy resides and not burdened with reliving the things happen yesterday or stress about what is supposed to take place today and tomorrow."

The Morning Prayer

With beauty before me, I walk.

With beauty behind me, I walk.

With beauty beneath me, I walk.

With beauty all around me, I walk.

 

In beauty it is finished.

In beauty it is finished.

In beauty it is finished.

In beauty it is finished.

Photo by Jetsonorama.