Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Made by Humans

Sculpture by Michael Naranjo

Known as The Artist Who Sees With His Hands, Native American sculptor Michael Naranjo lost his eyesight and the full use of one hand as the result of a grenade explosion during the Vietnam War.  In spite of his injuries, for decades he has been creating bronze sculptures with a trademark matte black patina.  Naranjo lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I had the privilege of viewing his work a few years ago at the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, Georgia.

Michael Naranjo exhibit


Flute player

He's My Brother

Hoop dancer-2

“Michael’s work gives people a sense of hope and healing… his story helps us all to realize that anything is possible and that we can all follow our dreams.”  (Shanan Campbell Wells)


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5 Comments Add yours

  1. mliae says:

    That is truly amazing!


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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    What superb artistry!!! You have captured it well too! 😀


    1. Thank you. He is an inspiring artist for sure!


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