A Tribute to Michael Naranjo

The Millicent Rogers Museum is pleased to present the world of sculpture through the visual hands of Michael Naranjo. Naranjo, was born in 1944. Although he was raised in Taos, he is a Native of Santa Clara Pueblo. His mother Rose Naranjo, a ceramic artist gave him his first feel for clay. While he was serving in the Vietnam War, he was unfortunately on the receiving end of a Viet Cong grenade. This is how lost his right hand was maimed and his sight was taken. During his recovery, he started to work with clay. It was this period of healing that he found his passion for sculpting.