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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Honesty is the Most Beautiful Thing

A recent post included a reference to Rose Bean Simpson,  daughter of Roxanne Swentzell. Rose is an amazing artist in her own right: a poet, singer, sculptor, and painter.

Oh, and she is an excellent skateboarder, a fact I gleaned from observing the ease with which she handled herself on this miniscule vehicle. I’m sure this brilliant young woman embodies many other talents that those who know her, personally, could expound upon, at length. If you, dear reader, happen to be one of them, please inform me!

Rose’s blog,  3D Poet, Rose Bean Simpson, allows you to feast your eyes and your ears on her  words, art and song. This is a woman of substance. She speaks from the heart, but her heart is fed by a clear and intelligent mindstream.

Rose Bean Simpson (Artisode 1.3)

Can I create beautiful things that are honest, when honesty is the most beautiful thing? (words excerpted from video)

Hope on the Rez

A rock in the ground is the center of the earth and from there I came. When my eyes they opened sun soaked cliffs of sand white tipped blue mountains held me in their arms and sang to my red blood songs of yellow flowers in black mesas. And I sing. (words excerpted from video)

Talk as Talk can: A conversation at SITE Santa Fe / Excerpt: Rose B. Simpson Talent for pottery runs in the family is an article from The Arizona Republic, Jan. 25, 2009.

[A]mong the Santa Clara Pueblo potters, there is the extended Naranjo family, descended from matriarch Rose Naranjo (b. 1915). It would be hard to find a more accomplished family anywhere: In some ways, they are the Tewa equivalent of J.D. Salinger’s Glass family. Of Rose’s eight children, you find not only potters but authors, college professors, sculptors and a filmmaker. Among her grandchildren and great-grandchildren are some of the best and most respected artists working today.

Self Portrait~by Rose Bean Simpson

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