Nata'aska and Wiharu
The Nata’aska, or Black Ogre is a Chief among the Katsinam, and the Wiharu or White Ogre, appear together during the Bean Dance ceremony....
My work transcends the traditional craft of Hopi Katsina carving. When I became an artist, I chose to pursue the creation of a body of work interpreting the Katsinum as a fine art form … As my creations continue to evolve, more of the cultural way of life and my environmental concerns are being incorporated into my sculptures. As a result, I am feeling an even stronger desire to create with a message.
Photo Credit: Indian Arts Research Center
Enhancing Mother Nature: Hopi carver takes on a giant project
By Megan Bennett / Journal North Reporter
Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 12:02am