When Lance Yazzie creates contemporary sculpture, he does not stay within strict guidelines of Native American art; in recent years he has expanded into new textures, images and symbols. “The symbolism is not only meaningful to Native people but to all of us. I leave it open so people can find their own meaning,” Yazzie says. His textile designs have origins in traditional Dinè rug patterns. Re-interpreting flat images into three dimensions, Yazzie carves woven designs into limestone sourced in the Flint Hills of Kansas.