Michelle Tsosie Sisnero
- Santa Clara Pueblo

"My paintings express the spirituality and sensitivity of the Pueblo people. The role of traditional and comtemporary women in Indian society is very important to me. Their bond to the Earth Mother ensures the growth and prosperity of the tribe." - Michelle Tsosie
 


#501- A FALL LULLABY

Now bring the Corn, Our Mother,
Bring the life-giving Corn.
In all our thought and words
Let us do only good;
In all our acts and words
Let us be all as one.
- Pueblo Medicine Song


#502 - LISTENING WOMEN
Women, you are images of myself.
Women, you are images of my people.
Women, you draw a bridge between my traditional way of life
and my contemporary world.
Women, you are ONE, you are the spirit
that creates the images of my world.
- Michelle Tsosie


#503-MAMA WAS TELLING SECRETS

I remember my home,
Surrounded by green cottonwoods,
I remember it and sing.
I remember how we used to live,
Walking, laughing, through fields of corn,
Climbing up and down ladders...
- A Pueblo Poem


#504 - ENCHANTED MOUNTAIN SUNSET
Butterflies, butterflies
Now fly away to the blossoms,
Fly, blue-wing,
Fly, yellow-wing,
Now fly away to the blossoms,
Fly, red-wing,
Fly, white-wing,
Now fly away to the blossoms,
Butterflies away!
Butterflies, butterflies
Now fly away to the blossoms,
Butterflies away!
- Laguna Pueblo Corn-Grinding Song



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