History Became Legend. Legend Became Myth, a new exhibition of ceramics by Dine’ artist Jared Tso opens Saturday, December 2 from 1-3 pm at King Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Inspired by a life-long obsession with The Lord of the Rings, this new body of work consists of re-imagined combat helmets made from native clay.
“These new works by Tso are inspired by JRR Tolkien but are also a metaphor for Westward expansion and Manifest Destiny in relation to Native peoples. Jared along with his sister Mariah, a cartographer, will be giving a talk about the pieces on Saturday,December 2 at 1:30 pm,” says Charles King, owner of the gallery.