Andrew: Kachina Carver

Andrew. Faces of the Festival 2018. Photo by Steven Meckler

I do Kachina doll carvings, old style and contemporary. I learned from elders, most of my uncles, and you know, the grandfathers. They’re the ones that have the knowledge to teach us. That’s passed on from generation to generation. As a young Hopi man I’m carrying on that tradition. Doing art is a deep connection, it’s like the root system of where we’re from, it represents who our people are. I belong to the Hopi tribe as well as the Pueblo tribe. In my heart, wherever I am that’s where I need to be. The greatest joy that art gives me is the power to put a smile on someone’s face, whether they buy the art or not. It really means a lot just to be able to connect with people on a spiritual level in understanding our existence.


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  1. Hello
    I have several of Andrew’s old style kachina doll carvings, and they are my treasures. Andrew was showing some of his art at the Monterey Court artist co-op in 2014-2015, and I was fortunate to purchase from him. I am still interested in collecting dolls and supporting the art but most of all I feel so much joy to connect with people who have found the Hopi/Pueblo/Indegenious Peoples to have had a strong impact on the unfoldment of their understanding
    All the best wishes to you my friend Andrew,


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