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 (email@example.com). We will call or e-mail you with the total cost, for your approval, before shipping.