VISIONS FROM THE PAST
A native of the Mimbres valley of Southwestern New Mexico. H Cordova grew up in a rich culture of Spanish and native American influences. Inspired by the forms and designs of ancient art, he uses both traditional and contemporary techniques and materials to produce his distinctive work.
Cordova has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Western New Mexico University and a Masters degree in Education from Eastern New Mexico University. He has taught art at the college,secondary and elementary levels.
As an Artist it is my hope that a viewer of my work will be touched by the esthetics of ancient art, through an eclectic assembly of ancient visual elements, it is my expectation that my work will awaken in the viewer a connection with his ancestral past. As a child and young man in the early 1960ís growing up in the Mimbres Valley, in Southwestern New Mexico, I became familiar with the art of the Mimbres people, many of their incredible black on white pottery was found on my grandfathers ranch. These wonderful works of art were my original inspiration, which led towards studying the art of many different prehistoric peoples, and ultimately to my current art style.
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