Kaa (Clay Lady with Mesa Verde Design)
- Archival photograph , 2017
1 of 5
50.5 x 44 in
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Cara Romero (b. 1977) is a Santa Fe-based visual storyteller with a distinctive lens shaped by years of study, personal experience, collective history and a visceral Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory. She is the mother of two boys and the wife of the highly regarded contemporary Pueblo artist Diego Romero, and the daughter of a Chemehuevi father and a German-Irish mother. Cara studied Photography at both the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and Oklahoma State University and studied Cultural Anthropology at the University of Houston. Her photography, a mélange of fine art and documentary style, is often whimsical and with a complex interplay of social commentary, adaptation and examination of modern culture with a distinctly modern Indigenous world view. It is multi-layered, meant to be experienced from a multi-verse of perspectives, and invites viewers to enter into its nuanced visual architecture with an open mind.