Alex Sanchez was born in Mexican Springs New Mexico in 1969. He is a member of the Water Edge clan. Alex has been an active jeweler for over 25 years. He is the brother to Myron Panteah who taught him and influenced his use of petroglyphs found in the canyons of his desert home. Alex has won numerous awards throughout his career at the Heard museum show, the Gallup Ceremonial and the Santa Fe Indian Market.
He combines numerous petroglyphs with traditional Native American symbols such as the squash blossom, corn mother and grandmother and corn maiden designs. The petroglyphs he incorporates in his appliqué technique include the spiral symbol, hands of man, bear, dragonfly, arrows, lightning, turtle and the four directions. His work is complex and intricate combining heavy sterling silver with overlay, deep stamping, and high quality natural American turquoise.
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