Little Joe – Little Joe Gomez was a Taos Pueblo elder and Road Man for the Native American Church until his passing in 1974. He and many of his descendants have shared their native wisdom and stewardship practices with Lama Foundation, teaching residents to make adobes, respect the sacred spring and live in harmony with the land amongst many other things. Original painting is oil on wood panel, 12” x 12”.
Fatima Rigsby has been drawing since early childhood and began painting in 1985. These paintings are from a series of darshan (described as an “auspicious sight” of a holy person, which bestows merit on the person who is seen) and dervish paintings done over a period from 1990 – 2000.
Fatima has been a friend of Lama Foundation since 1971. She was a resident at Lama in 1999 – 2001 and has continued to serve Lama in many ways from her home in Taos, NM.