Protection of sacred land is the theme of this collaborative mural. It draws attention to the proposed Roca Honda Uranium mine near Mt. Taylor in efforts to protect the land and honor those who live there.
Jaque Fragua is an acclaimed multi-media artist from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. From his cultural background, he has developed a yearning for creativity and for the intrinsic process that is Art. Experimenting with various mediums, such as aerosol, found-objects, earthworks, poetry and music; messages of civil unrest, social justice, and emotional introspection and personal healing have heartened his unique perspective on life through art.
Nanibah “Nani” Chacon is a Dine (Navajo) and Chicana artist. Nani is most noted for her female figurative works, which utilize bold colors and an illustrative format to create commentary on Native, Chicana and American culture. Nani was born in Gallup, NM and grew up in both Chinli, AZ and Corrales, NM. Her clan is To dich iini (bitter water) and born of Chicano people. At 16 she was introduced to graffiti and began a career as a graffiti writer and continued this practice for the next 10 years. Nani continues to work in the field of large murals, with content addressing social, environmental and political justices that affect native peoples.