Carved Cottonwood Nativity - Set of Nine
Nine figures--man, woman and baby in cradleboard plus three wise men and a fox, a bear and an eagle--make a beautiful Nativity.
Mr. Yellow Horse tells us these figures already reside in the wood and he simply finds them. The cottonwood roots are sourced from dry riverbeds on the Pine Ridge Reservation-locations can be treacherous! Then the contour and unique characteristics of each root dictates the form of the piece. Each piece is signed Yellow Horse 2020 and bears the artist's distinctive winged symbol, along with many other fine details. Hand carved with details added using a torch tool.
Size for figures ranges approximately from 3" to 4".
Leonard's work was featured in Indian Country Media Network.