My life in layers, my journey is a continuous weaving of teachings from my grandparents, parents, culture, our history, people I’ve met and experiences… for better or worse, it is me weaving the past with my present into the future. Because of that, no matter where I am, how much I miss the rez, the land… I will always be home.
This is the way.
Roberta Begaye DINÉ I come from a family of medicine, and I weave paintings.
I am the Bitterwater clan, Tódích’íi’nii. I am born for the Zuni-Edgewater clan, Naasht’ézhi Tábaahá. Maternal grandparents : Towering House clans, Kiyaa’áanii. Paternal grandparents : Bitterwater clans, Tódích’íi’nii.
Five Fingered Earth Surface person. Nahoka Dine’h Bi’la ashdlaa’ii’.
Roberta hails from the Navajo Nation, born in Fort Defiance, Arizona and raised in Kayenta, Arizona; attended Monument Valley High School and transferred to and graduated from Ganado High School, both schools in the Navajo Nation. She is descendent of medicine people and traditional rug weavers, both maternal and paternal grand and great-grandparents.
Roberta of Bitterwater-Arts houses her brushes and pigments in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She weaves paintings…
ARTWORK UPLOAD IN PROGRESS