Poblano learned traditional Zuni inlay techniques from his mother, Veronica
Poblano, but he now draws on techno-culture to produce chic and very contemporary
jewelry. "I don't consider myself to be a traditionalist. I'm more
a modernist", he says.
Among Dylan's inspirations are fashion designers. "Versace, above all,"
he says, "and Gautier. I like his wit and the unusual combinations
. . . . . . .
work is sculptural, with geometric motifs worked from unusual stones, including
the vivid blues and greens of gem silica and Orville Jack, ghostly glowing
labradorite, and rainbow moonstone. "These are really vibrant colors
that you wouldn't think were natural". Dylan has been inlaying into
crystal. "It's hard to work with", he says, "but it's really
While he draws from Zuni tradition, Dylan also is pushing beyond. "All
artists should challenge their creative side".