Thursday, August 22, 2013

Kachinas


These beautiful bronze pieces are the work of Gerry Quotskuyva. Most of the Kachina Dolls at the market were carved from wood. My photo does not do these pieces justice. They should really be seen in person. To see more of his Kachina Dolls click here.

33 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Hi again, I'm not sure if you got my previous comment, I would like to say I love your posts, always with beautiful art!
Love these dolls!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

I would love to see them in person! They are gorgeous.

Lúcia said...

Some artists are really talented! ;-)

Nancy said...

I'm really enjoying this series Randy. I've been in love with southwest art for many years. xo

Peter said...

LOve those colours, especially the turquoise.

MastHoliday said...

Great work! Dolls looking amazing...

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the little ones !

Sunnybrook Farm said...

You can tell that a lot went into making those dolls.

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful!

Kate said...

He is a master artist, for sure! Thanks for the link!

Halcyon said...

Impressive works!

Lowell said...

I would not have known there were of bronze and would have assumed they were carved of wood. I like Kachina dolls although I can't recall ever owning one. But they are so colorful. These are very well done!

Sharon said...

I've never seen Kachinas made of bronze before. Beautiful artistry.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I can't even imagine how long it must take to carve something like this...true artistry.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. impressive!

Prce. Gabriel Savaris Ignácio said...

Hello!
I'm wishing I have some of this pieces in my house...
There are amazing!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I remember in 4th grade learning about the American Indians, we had to make a kachina doll. I didn't understand them then and still don't. They look alien.

parker said...

Would make a nice collection!

Paul said...

Very detailed pieces and all in bronze, beautiful!

VP said...

I know a little about these dolls, but I have never seen one. These are really beautiful!

Massimo said...

really interesting and nice !
ciao

RedPat said...

I could gladly own one of these - they are gorgeous, Randy!

LONDONLULU said...

I was so amazed to see Kachina dolls up close in Santa Fe. I listened to a friend (born and bred there) describe them and it really made me fall in love with these pieces. These are beautiful.

Judy said...

Beautiful!

Judy said...

I love these!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm glad you mentioned they are bronze because that makes me appreciate them all the more.

Barbara Farr said...

The works you've shown the last few days are terrific. Thx for sharing.

Jack said...

Love these, Randy.

Ercotravels said...

Awesome Dolls! looking beautiful..nice work..

Thérèse said...

Such a nice series Randy and Kachinas are such attractive and intriguing pieces.

JM said...

These dolls are wonderful!

Traveling Hawk said...

I remember them! They are also mentioned in many of Tony Hillerman's novels.

Gerry Quotskuyva said...

I just saw this post and need to clarify. I am Gerry Quotskuyva, the carver of these pieces. THEY ARE NOT BRONZES. I had one bronze on the table, and that led to this confusion. Sorry about that... These pieces were carved out of the Cottonwood Root,as dictated by tradition. My understanding as an Hopi carver is that we are to never sculpt the Katsinam in Bronze. Check me out at KachinaCarver.com