Hand carved and hand painted small bowl.
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This small bowl charms with its yellow, purple, green and orange colors painted in traditional and modern Native American motifs. An excellent example of small pieces that bring big style. Created by master craftsman, Keoni, two-time Smithsonian artist, CM Russell artist and winner of numerous awards.
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.