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grazing rights

Matt Werner

2011    Size   H: 12 in  W: 11 in  D: 11 in  

Available for Purchase - $4,000

This piece was inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keefe. The churro sheep became a fundamental part of Navajo and Hopi economies after the arrival of the Spanish. Sculpted from butternut and mesquite on a buckeye burl-cap base with details in vera, ebony and brass. Finished with wood bleach, aniline dyes, enamel, and acrylic polyurethane.

I added the stink beetle to remind us that we are guardians of the land, not its owners.

A buckeye burl cap provides a very dramatic and appropriate base. Note the small yucca sprout carved from vera wood.


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