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Al Qoyawayma

 (born 1938)
Al H. (Alfred) Qoyawayma is active/lives in Arizona, California.  Al Qoyawayma is known for abstract Indian pottery and sculpture, space engineer.

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 6841 characters.



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About  Al Qoyawayma

Born:  1938 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  abstract Indian pottery and sculpture, space engineer