Twenty five years ago, Estella Loretto left Spokane to return to her home, the Pueblo of Jemez outside of Santa Fe. In the short time she lived here she made her mark including being name the MONAC Artist of the Year. Since then she has emerged as the most prominent native American woman sculptor in the country. Estella works in many mediums, including sculptures, paintings, masks, and jewelry. All of her work is unified within the gracious spirit she brings to everything.
“When I start a piece, I am caught up in the sacred process of inspiration and emotion. My work represents the gift of every moment, the power of being present." - Estella Loretto