Joseph’s

Keoni Carlson

Wood, re-imagined as woven and beaded basketry and sculpture.

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About this piece

2x Smithsonian artist; 2x CM Russell Museum exhibitor, Keoni takes time a pride in every piece he creates. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Details

Color/Finish

multicolored

Made of

sugar maple, turquoise, India inks, dyes

SKU

KC009

Keoni Carlson

ABOUT THE ARTIST

A self-taught, second generation wood artisan, Keoni Carlson’s work explores shape, texture, color, and complex patterns. His work reimagines wood as woven and beaded basketry inspired by Native American storytelling, legend, and mythology. Keoni takes simple, functional shapes and transforms them into touchable illusions that blur the craft/fine art distinction. Keoni uses fire, ink, and sharpened steel to create his pieces, which are story-driven. As he carves and colors, the narrative emerges.

Wood art is the tree that lives on the warmth and shade and protection sustained and brought inside. Listen well and the wood will speak.