Native American Gourd Master Artist/Craftsman Hawiyeh-Ehi Museum Quality Art #3
- Amazing Last Works of Native American Artist/Craftsman Hawiyeh-Ehi.
- "Eagle Cosmos"
- It is 11 1/2" diameter.
- The gourd is 7 1/2" tall.
- 38 1/2" circumference.
This pinwheel motif is an ingenious union of figures that might be either birds or insects. The Mimbres were masters of mixing design elements, and they continually created forms that can be appreciated in their totality as well as for their separate parts. "I have respectfully called this one "Eagle Cosmos", says Mr Hawiyeh-ehi.
- Mr. Hawiyeh-ehi is now over 80 years of age and is ill. These gourds are the last of his works.
- Mr. Hawiyeh-ehi gourd art has been widely accepted in the United States, as well as in Europe and Australia.
- He has exhibited at many top shows throughout his life time; The Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City, the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix, the Scottsdale, Az. Indian Artists of American Show and the Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe, NM.
- Critics have called his work, "Quality Indian art".
- Mr Hawiyeh-ehi gourd art reflexes images from Woodland, Plains and Pueblo Indian cultures.
- "Although some people look down their noses at gourds, I like to call them 'Mother Nature's Pottery', because gourds actually pre-date pottery as storage vessels and utensils. Each gourd, born of the Earth's sacred substances, generated by Father Sun, nourished by Wind and Rain, is an original creation" says this native Oklahoman.
- Mr Hawiyeh-ehi now lives in Eugene, Or and is in very delicate health.