Cottonwood Carving čháŋ kaskú by Leonard Yellow Horse
Tȟawáŋži Ohítika - Fierce Couple
Woman Representing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women with Babe in Cradleboard
The way Leonard uses the contours and grain of the wood is truly amazing and artful. The contour and unique characteristics of each piece of wood dictate the form. Mr Yellow Horse tells us these people already reside in the wood and he simply finds them and brings them out. The cottonwood is sourced from dry riverbeds on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The bottom is signed and dated with the artist's distinctive signature. Hand carved with details added using a torch tool.
Medicine Man is 19" tall
Signed, original, unique Oglala Lakota Sioux Native American cottonwood carving.