When Cody walked into the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market's "Best of Show" gala on Friday evening with his son, who donned his latest creation around his neck, everyone took notice. "Be Still, My Bleeding Heart," as Sanderson calls the piece, is hand-fashioned from silver, gold and coral (with inlay work by the talented Zuni designer Colin Coonsis), and is a replica of a real Human heart. Sanderson said that he has always been fascinated by this part of the body and its beauty and wanted to honor it, especially since he came up with the idea around Valentine's Day.
Sanderson talked briefly to me for my "Heard @ the Heard 2011" series. See the brilliance of Cody Sanderson HERE: