Art tools become still life: Tiffany Yazzie brought photos of the grandmothers who taught her to weave along with her tools. Photo by Raquel Hendrickson

The latest series of “Inside the Creative Mind” began Saturday with presentations by Navajo weaver Tiffany Yazzie and art instructor Kristal Melody Hoeh. The series, produced by Maricopa Arts Council, looks at the creative process as described by local artists. Yazzie and Hoeh focused on the engineering aspect of their art, from planning to tools. Yazzie explained the difference between traditional and contemporary Navajo weaving while Hoeh talked about the pros and cons of various painting and drawing media. The event was at Maricopa Public Library.

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