Sculpture

Sculpture is a vigorous contemporary form of expression in Native American art. We believe that some of the finest of this expression among western tribes is represented by these three artists, each with his own distinctive style:

Arnold Aragon, Crow/Laguna Pueblo, Montana and New Mexico (1953 - ); Alvin (Redwolf) Cox, Assiniboine, Montana (deceased); and Sam Dimmick, Inupiat Eskimo, Alaska (1960 - ).

Both Arnold and Al (as he liked to be called) are graduates of the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Sam was taught the traditional Inupiat methods by some of the native masters of his people.

Arnold's work can best be described as 'graceful' - his human forms are characterized by their serenity of expression and of pose; his animal sculptures are typically stylized figures that capture some vital essence of the particular creature.

Al's pieces are distinguished by their strength and vigor - the vitality of American Indian life as he knew it, and of the larger natural world, is something he always strove to portray.

And we think Sam is the ultimate realist. He carves just what he knows - what he grew up with, what he saw every day, what he and his family hunted or fished for to survive. In every piece he creates, the physical form and quality of motion of the animal is just there. Anyone who has seen the real creature, even in film, will immediately recognize that Sam has rendered it perfectly.

As can be expected, some of the larger sculptures in stone can be quite heavy. For these, exact shipping charges to a destination will be calulated prior to finalizing a purchase. The pieces to which this applies are identified in the item descriptions below.

To purchase one of these heavier sculptures, please phone us (209-223-5365) or email us (info@badger-paw.com). We will call or e-mail you with the total cost, for your approval, before shipping.

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Aragon, Arnold: "Spirit of Freedom"

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Arnold Aragon
Crow/Laguna Pueblo

Utah White Alabaster with Salt-and-Pepper tones
 
A highly stylized Eagle - this is one of Arnold's favorite forms

Dimensions: 9 1/4" High x 8" x 5 3/4"

Aragon, Arnold: "Spring Muse"

#6343
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Arnold Aragon
Crow/Laguna Pueblo

Utah White Alabaster
 
Like "Cloud Spirit", "Spring Muse" shows the turbulence of the springtime winds of the American southwest, bringing with them the promise of later rains to come

Dimensions: 10 1/2" High x 8" x 8 1/4"

Aragon, Arnold: "Eagle Rising"

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Arnold Aragon
Crow/Laguna Pueblo

Utah White Alabaster with Salt-and-Pepper tones
 
Another stylized Eagle, this one in full vertical flight
 
Dimensions: 11 1/8" High x 10" x 5 1/4"

Aragon, Arnold: "Big Medicine"

#6344
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Arnold Aragon
Crow/Laguna Pueblo

Utah White Alabaster

A massive piece depicting the White Buffalo, which occupies a place of honor in many American Indian cultures

Dimensions: 17" Long x 10 3/4" High x 8" Wide

Aragon, Arnold: "Corn Maiden I"

#6281
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Arnold Aragon
Crow/Laguna Pueblo
 
Utah Ivory Alabaster
 
The Corn Maiden appears in many southwest American Indian cultures, as corn has always been a vital part of subsistence there.  Arnold has rendered, in fine detail, the Laguna Pueblo form of this icon.
 
Height: 15 1/2"
Width: 8 1/4"

Aragon, Arnold: "Hunting Bear"

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Arnold Aragon
Crow/Laguna Pueblo

Utah White Alabaster - the fish she has caught is of Utah Rose Alabaster

Dimensions: 8 1/2" Long x 7" x 2 1/8"

Cox, Alvin: "Ceremony"

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Alvin (Redwolf) Cox, 1944 - 1999
Assiniboine, Fort Peck, Montana
 
Madrone wood
 
A multi-character sculpture, incorporating a warrior, buffalo, ceremonial pipe, and skull
 
Height: 23 3/4"
Width: 10 1/2"

Cox, Alvin: "Pipe"

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Alvin (Redwolf) Cox, 1944 - 1999
Assiniboine, Fort Peck, Montana
 
Utah Light Chocolate Alabaster
 
Height: 11 3/4"
Width: 9"

Cox, Alvin: "Seal Pup"

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Alvin (Redwolf) Cox, 1944 - 1999
Assiniboine, Fort Peck, Montana
 
Utah White Alabaster
 
Dimensions: 7 5/8" High x 7" x 7"
 

Cox, Alvin: ''Self-Portrait with Bison''

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Alvin (Redwolf) Cox, 1944 - 1999
Assiniboine, Fort Peck, Montana
 
Utah Variegated White Alabaster

Height: 11"
Width: 12"

Cox, Alvin: ''Self-Portrait with Raven''

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Alvin (Redwolf) Cox, 1944 - 1999
Assiniboine, Fort Peck, Montana
 
Montana Soapstone

Height: 11 1/2"
Width: 7 1/4"

 

Cox, Alvin: ''White Face''

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Alvin (Redwolf) Cox, 1944 - 1999
Assiniboine, Fort Peck, Montana
 
Utah Clear White Alabaster

Height: 9 1/2"
Width: 8"

Dimmick, Sam: "Eagle 1"

#8469
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Sam Dimmick, 1960 -
Inupiat Eskimo, Nome, Alaska
 
Selenite with  Base of Raspberry Swirl Alabaster

Dimensions: 5 3/4" x 9 1/4"

Dimmick, Sam: "Sentinel I"

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Sam Dimmick, 1960 -
Inupiat Eskimo, Nome, Alaska
 
Granite Eagle with Baleen Eyes

Dimensions: 4" x 7 1/2"

Dimmick, Sam: "Eagle 2"

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Sam Dimmick, 1960 -
Inupiat Eskimo, Nome, Alaska
 
Utah White/Rose Alabaster with eyes of Bone and Baleen.  Sam's special talents are evident in this beautiful, skillfully carved piece.

Dimensions: 4" x 10 1/4"

Dimmick, Sam: "Sentinel II"

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Sam Dimmick, 1960 -
Inupiat Eskimo, Nome, Alaska
 
This splendid creature was carved of Walrus Ivory from an Alaska state game management program of the 1960's.  One of Sam's finest works - photos truly cannot quite do this exceptional piece justice.  Sam has captured, exactly and in exquisite detail, the vigilance of this eagle as he awaits something known only to him.
 
Beautiful natural striations in the tusk are visible in the photos.  Base of Burl Walnut inlaid with Walrus Ivory.  Baleen eyes.
 
7 5/8" high with base.