By Kathaleen Roberts
His “Kiva Head” design combines an Angry Birds scowl with the traditional tablita headdress used in ceremonial dances.
“It’s actually the symbol for clouds in pueblo culture,” Natay explained. “It’s also the steps of the kiva.”
“You see so much Native American cartoon imagery that’s so stereotypical,” he continued. “I wanted to get away from that. I wanted to create cartoon characters.”
Below: "Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa Pueblo/Diné) poses with a T-shirt he designed for the upcoming Santa Fe Indian Market." (Jim Thompson/Journal)