After a brief stint in Los Angeles, Lomayesva returned home at the age of twenty to begin his career.
His cultural background now came into play. Of Spanish ancestry on his mother's
side and Native American -Hopi- on his father's side, Lomayesva began to reflect
on his heritage and how it encircled him - this introspection is evident in the
wonderful masks and figures he produces. His woodworking pieces are bright and
inventive and are a reflection of his own personal identification with and interpretation
of his culture.|