Al H. (Alfred) Qoyawayma is active/lives in Arizona, California. Al Qoyawayma is known for abstract Indian pottery and sculpture, space engineer.
Biography Al Qoyawayma
Alfred H. Qöyawayma is a Hopi potter and bronze sculptor. He was born in Los Angeles on February 26, 1938. Qöyawayma is also a mechanical engineer who has worked in the development of inertial guidance systems and a co-founder of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. He has a master's degree in engineering from the University of Southern California.
His work incorporates "cross cultural elements" and a "minimalist" style. Many of his pots include representations of maize, which is a sacred part of Hopi religion. "For the people of the mesas corn is sustenance, ceremonial object, prayer offering, symbol, and sentient being unto i
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