“David Chethlahe Paladin is an influential artist in terms of his contributions to the development of contemporary Native American art.
“The breadth and depth of his work exceeds the usual artistic style appellations. Paladin's art is rooted in but not bounded by the lore of his Indian ancestry.
"His themes are timelessness and universality. While some of his motifs are recognizably Indian, Paladin's singular ability to amalgamate recurrent images enables him to straddle cultures and embrace design concepts that have a universal rather than merely cultural appeal.
“At the core of his remarkably diverse art is the theme of harmony and peace as it touches upon the spiritual and dream qualities of the roots of humankind."
Joan Bucklew Hale
Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ