Homer Marks – Hopi Wood Carving

Greetings! My name is Homer Marks Jr. I am a carver/artist of Native American ancestry that is tied to the Hopi Tribe (Roadrunner & Greasewood clan) & the Tohono O’odham Tribe. I reside in a very small community 25 miles south of Sells, Arizona, located on the Tohono O’odham reservation with my family. I am married, a proud father of 6, and have 1 grandson.

I have been carving for 20+ years & I take great pride in the carvings I create. I use the inspiration from both my Hopi and Tohono O’odham background, my carvings represent the strong ties between both my cultures. I carve Hopi Kachinas, this is a skill that I learned by watching my relatives who are also Hopi carvers. Kachina dolls are traditionally carved using the root of cottonwood trees. I also carve Tohono O’odham Traditional dancers, both men and women.

I enjoy expanding my mind and carving what I feel inspires and will make people smile while taking pride in the very delicate detailed work I create. The tool used to carve is my old timer pocket knife.


Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins

Festival Appearance
Folk Arts Area, N. Church Ave.

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