Michael & Causandra Dukepoo (Hopi (Michael), Taos (Causandra))
About the Artists
This husband and wife team reside in Taos and collaborate on their contemporary inlaid jewelry. Michael was educated at IAIA and UNM; Causandra also studied at UNM and the Poeh Center. Both also learned their precise technique from Michael's father, NaNa Ping. They enjoy creating their art because it allows them fo share their heritage and express their creativity without limitations. Michael says, "There aren't any rules; we can do anything with it."