ADRIAN NASAFOTIE (HOPI)

Native American Art - - CARVINGS -

Born in Tuba City, Ari­zona, but raised in nearby Moen­copi and Shon­gopavi, Adrian Nasafotie (Corn Clan) has al­ready risen to the top of the carv­ing world af­ter his Best of Show win at the 2016 Santa Fe In­dian Mar­ket. His win­ning piece, a mas­sive work that ex­tended up and out in a dra­matic and tech­ni­cally ad­vanced carv­ing, cap­ti­vated mar­ket­go­ers and brought well-de­served at­ten­tion to his beau­ti­ful and col­or­ful work. This year he will once again bring large, con­tem­po­rary carv­ings to mar­ket. His works, he says, rep­re­sent the katsina dancer and are also “used as a teach­ing tool of the Hopi to re­spect one’s self and all liv­ing things…they teach to live in har­mony and ap­pre­ci­ate the sim­ple things in life.”

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