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Best of Show winner W.B. Franklin at the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Navajo Festival (Photo courtesy of W.B. Franklin).

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W.B. Franklin-a study in complexity

FLAGSTAFF-W.B. Franklin sits at a large bank of windows in his studio. He is surrounded by dozens of paintings, a typewriter as opposed to a computer, and shelves of books as complex and diverse as their owner. It has been less than a week since the Navajo festival at the Museum of Northern Arizona, where Franklin's painting, "Morning Blessing Songs-Our Inheritance," took the Best of Show award.