Santiago, Roseta – “Tay’s Crow Mother Katsina” Oil on Canvas (16 x 16)
Roseta Santiago is known for her dynamic realistic paintings. This painting is entitled, “Tay’s Crow Mother Katsina“. It is an oil on canvas and signed, “Santiago”. The painting is of a Crow Mother katsina by Tayron Polyquaptewa (Hopi).
History reverberates in each of her paintings. Roseta Says of her current paintings:
“I’m telling stories about why I paint and what I paint. It’s always about the human condition, and our emotion and intelligence. The messages are important, lyrical, and provocative. When I paint, it’s more than just a pretty picture. “ Roseta Santiago, Western Art Collector, 2022
She is best known for her luminous still life and figurative paintings of Native peoples and artifacts portrayed with dramatic lighting, Santiago is a master at chiaroscuro. She uses mostly living models, although a few historic people taken from photographs weave their way into her art. She says one of her goals is to honor Native American culture through her portrayals in her art.