PRES­LEY LAFOUNTAIN (TUR­TLE MOUN­TAIN BAND OF CHIPPEWA)

Native American Art - - SCULPTURE -

Pres­ley Lafountain has been part of the Na­tive sculp­ture move­ment for the past 44 years and has worked with Doug Hyde, Bob Hao­zous and was men­tored by Al­lan Houser over many years. Lafountain pri­mar­ily works in stone sourced from var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around the world in­clud­ing mar­bles from Italy and the United States as well as alabaster from Moab, Utah, and Colorado. He also does work in lime­stone, soap­stone, Bel­gium mar­ble and he does bronze cast­ing.

“The in­flu­ence of be­ing part of the mod­ern world and also be­ing a Na­tive Amer­i­can has been a source of strength that en­ables me to keep my own per­sonal in­tegrity and carve from the strength within my­self,” says the artist. “I leave a lot to the imag­i­na­tion; I carve de­lib­er­ately with­out de­tail; I don’t want to carve just beau­ti­ful ob­jects. I want to in­ter­pret a whole spec­trum of emo­tions.”

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