Bringing Street Art To The Navajo Nation: The Painted Desert Project

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The Painted Desert Project amazingly unique project bringing street art to the Navajo Nation and Native American culture to street artists.  Impossibly interesting artist and doctor, Chip Thomas lives in the Four Corners area and organized the project.  Thomas invites various street artist to the area in order to create original art reflecting different aspects of Navajo culture.  However, Thomas requests the artists research Navajo culture, interact with the community, and even attend sweats with tribal elders prior to conceiving and creating their work.  In this way, the street art illustrates each artists personal interaction with the culture.