Grandfather Tree of Knowledge

Shonto Begay

Grandfather Tree of Knowlege

We say “nizhonigoo bil iina”, the beauty that you live with, the beauty that you live by, the beauty upon which you base your life.  For me, beauty is anything that stirs the soul, the emotion, whether it be grief, anger, joy, or melancholia.  –Shonto Begay

Shonto Begay is a Navajo artist, children’s book illustrator and author.  His book, Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa, can be found on Goodreads.

View more works by Shonto Begay on his website.