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JOE CAJERO


Relationship: The Eternal Journey

Relationship: The Eternal Journey
Sculpture (H 33.5in x W 26.5in x D 11in)
In the Moment Monument

In the Moment Monument
Sculpture (H 55in x W 28in x D 40in)
Moments of Tranquility, Hummingbirds (large, framed)

Moments of Tranquility, Hummingbirds (large, framed)
Sculpture (H 19.25in x W 6.5in)

Moments of Tranquility, Female Hummingbird (unframed)

Moments of Tranquility, Female Hummingbird (unframed)
Sculpture
Communion of Spirits

Communion of Spirits
Sculpture
The Trout and the Guardian Horned Serpent

The Trout and the Guardian Horned Serpent
Sculpture

Nurtured by Prayer 38"

Nurtured by Prayer 38"
Sculpture (H 38in x W 0in)
Natural Divinity

Natural Divinity
Sculpture
Embodiment of Prayer

Embodiment of Prayer
Sculpture (H 72in x W 38in x D 38in)

Moments of Tranquility, Female Hummingbird

Moments of Tranquility, Female Hummingbird
Sculpture
Male Hummingbird Plaque

Male Hummingbird Plaque
Sculpture
Emerging From Spirit, Bull Elk

Emerging From Spirit, Bull Elk
Sculpture (H 27in x W 13in x D 22in)

Moments of Tranquility, Quail

Moments of Tranquility, Quail
Sculpture
Windmaker, Koshare

Windmaker, Koshare
Sculpture
Kindred Spirit

Kindred Spirit
Sculpture (H 25in x W 12in x D 6in)

Freedom Horse

Freedom Horse
Sculpture
Emerging from Spirit, Pronghorn

Emerging from Spirit, Pronghorn
Sculpture
Jemez Pueblo Deer Dancer

Jemez Pueblo Deer Dancer
Sculpture

Love Those Melons

Love Those Melons
Sculpture (H 22in x W 30in)

Artist Biography

Joe Cajero, Jr. was born in 1970 in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in the Pueblo of Jemez. He is a descendant of a long line of Pueblo artists, including his father, a painter, and his mother, Esther, a potter.

Cajero knew early on he would be an artist and assumed he would follow in the lines of his father and become a painter. At fifteen years of age, while sitting in his mother’s shop one day, she convinced him to take a piece of clay and try to create something out of it. That something turned out to be a small bear figure. That first figure sold the same day before it had even dried.

In 1990, Cajero attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe after high school, where he studied two-dimensional art, with a few classes in traditional pottery making.

Cajero has been creating clay originals and limited edition bronze sculptures for more than 17 years now, including a few monumental commissions. He enjoys working with commercial clay and traditional Jemez clays, as well as the process of selecting the patinas (colors), which are used in the finish of bronze sculptures. This has led to the opening of new creative doors for the artist. “It seems I’ve been developing my skills in clay to lead me to work in bronze, and working with bronze has enhanced my skills with natural clay.”


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