Esther G. Belin

  • Navajo (Dine)
  • Diverse Arts
  • Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Esther G. Belin is a multi-media artist, and a citizen of the Navajo Nation.

Her two-dimensional work originates from the effects of the U.S. federal Indian policies of termination and relocation.

The range of her work examines identity politics, checkerboard land status, and the interplay of words (abstraction) and image (realism).

Her jewelry and techniques weave together natural implements as shells, felted wool, and seeds with trade items like glass and brass beads. She prefers to use traditional fastening techniques.

Sample of Work

hahaleel  (come into being, originate)

hahaleel (come into being, originate)

16" x 20"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

kwe’é	(right here)

kwe’é (right here)

16" x 20"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

t’áá béé hózínígo ‘át’é (it is common knowledge; it is a thing known about)

t’áá béé hózínígo ‘át’é (it is common knowledge; it is a thing known about)

16" x 20"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Found Shell Dentalium Earrings

Found Shell Dentalium Earrings

1.5" x 4"

Diverse Arts

Felted Wool Dentalium Earrings

Felted Wool Dentalium Earrings

1.5" x 6"

Diverse Arts

Felted Wool/Abalone (1) and Abalone (2) centerpiece Dentalium Shell necklace

Felted Wool/Abalone (1) and Abalone (2) centerpiece Dentalium Shell necklace

3" x 16"

Diverse Arts