Navajo clay artist Elizabeth Manygoats made the patient potter at left, offering her new work as well as the Navajo lady at right, on her cell phone. (BOTH IN TUCSON)
Also by Tim, this Owl mask measures 4 feet across! $2400.
A Blue Moon mask by Tim Alfred.
This sheep by Elizabeth Manygoats does not need GPS: it has a hen!
The Navajo lady peaceful reading under the tree (which is 4 inches tall) with her dog at her side, was made by Elizabeth Manygoats. $160. (SANTA FE)
Both by Raymond Mattia, Tohono O'odham. The saguaro harvest scene above is 11 inches high and $225. The one at right is 14 inches high and $350. Note the rock with the petroglyph that he has added. (TUCSON)
The large Taos drum stands 17 inches high and 21 inches across. $550. Santa Fe)
A remarkable Cochiti drum this one is twenty-plus years old and was repaired, recovered and painted by another Cochiti drum maker Gilbert Herrrera, better known as Red Bird. The hide is from a buffalo-steer cross (sometimes called a beefalo) 22 inches high and about 19 inches across. $1200 (TUCSON)
Four glass spirit figures and one Hopi maiden by Ramson Lomatewama, Hopi poet and glass artist. From 7 to 8.5 inches high, prices from left to right are: $225, $135, $185, $95, $165. (TUCSON)
A Speakers mask, carved of alder by David Boxley. 9.5 inches high. $1800.
David Boxley is a Tsimshian carver from Metlakatla, Alaska. Born in 1952, he was raised by his grandparents. From them he learned many Tsimshian traditions including the language. After high school he attended Seattle Pacific University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. He became a teacher and basketball coach. While teaching in Metlakatla in 1979 he began devoting considerable time to the study of traditional Tsimshian carving.
In 1986 he made a major career decision to leave the security of teaching and to devote all of his energies toward carving and researching the legacy of Northwest Coast Indian art. He has become a nationally recognized artist.
In 1990, during the Goodwill Games Boxley was commissioned to carve the crown of a "Talking Stick." Boxley's carving of a unified American eagle and a Russian bear became a symbol of peace and harmony between the United States and Soviet Union and was an important part of the summer's Goodwill Games. Messages from President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev were inserted in a hollowed portion of the talking stick and athletes carried the stick from Spokane through Washington and Oregon to Seattle for the opening ceremonies.
In the millennium year 2000, David was commissioned to carve a Talking Stick for the office of the Mayor of Seattle.