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March 4th, 2013 | 4:36pm

The Inn and Spa at Loretto’s Hopi and Hispanic Inspired Living Room Ceiling

The iconic Santa Fe hotel, Inn and Spa at Loretto, features artwork in and around the property.  The most obvious is the carved and painted wood ceiling in The Living Room and elevator walls.  This delicate design was created by Gregory Lomayesva. 

A Santa Fe artist, Lomayesva, had his first major commission at The Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe.  Half Hopi and half Hispanic, the painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist is not easily tied to convention.  Both his parents were renowned santera, folk artists, and woodcarvers.  His mother, Marie Romero Cash, painted The Stations of the Cross in Santa Fe’s St. Francis Cathedral.  

Lomayesva began as a carver of kachinas and masks before learning about contemporary art.  He draws from both his Hopi and his Hispanic influences, and his work emanates a sensitivity to the Native American art world.  The initial project for The Inn and Spa at Loretto was for the carved wooden sign at the front corner of the property walls.  This led to what became a huge partnership and project for Lomayesva, creating the large carved and painted ceiling in Santa Fe’s most unique lounge, The Living Room.   

The project at The Inn and Spa at Loretto gave Lomayesva recognition.  He was soon exhibiting in Santa Fe galleries and his success has led him to create kachina dolls infused with different cultures, reflecting his own mixed heritage.  He also expressed himself through pop culture with a Native American perspective and works with mixed media that he continues to evolve with. 

For more information on Lomayesva, click here

Posted by Sandra Morello, Marketing Coordinator

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