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Painter, carver, creator of mystical images, masks, carved Ye'ii figures.........Sheldon Harvey is a member of the Red Running Into Water Clan of the Diné (Navajo). Still in his 20s, Sheldon has been an artist all his life, but began seriously considering art his career after completing his education at Diné College. He was encouraged in his youth by his grandfather and uncle; as a young man he has worked with Diné artists Don Whitesinger and Tony Abeyta. Sheldon paints in both acrylics and oils on canvas, creating images that are sometimes representational, sometimes symbolic and always imaginative. His Ye’ii figures and masks, carved in wood and decorated with paints, macaw feathers, horsehair and yucca are among his most creative works. Many are based on the traditional Diné creation stories, and are his own interpretation of what he has heard and read. He never repeats a carving.
Sheldon’s pieces reside in collections throughout the United States, and in England, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, Israel and Japan. He was profiled in "The World and I," magazine of Washington D.C. At the Santa Fe Indian Market, Sheldon won first place in oil painting in 2006 and first place in sculpture in 2005. In 2007, he won a first place in both categories. The Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona hosted a one man show of retrospective and current works by Sheldon Harvey in late 2006 and early 2007.