raven with Pacific Northwest design motifs, red and turquoise sneakers
13 1/2" long
Matthew Yellowman, Navajo.
to watch Matthew Yellowman''s Navajo "Haida" design raven in
Fort Myers, FL. 33957
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Yellowman was born in Montezuma Creek, UT. His parents were Hugh and
Helen Yellowman. Their travels led to many changes in Matthew's life
as he grew up. After high school in Ogden, UT, Matthew was trained in
masonry work. His artistic calling brought him to start wood carving
in 1996, when he was influenced by Navajo folk artist, Rena Juan.
Today, Matthew and Rena often work together, collaborating on ideas.
But each does his own "thing". Matthew
finds pieces of dried cotton wood around Navajoland. After rough-cutting
the wood, Yellowman uses various mechanical tools to create and finish
When several pieces have been carved, the painting starts. Yellowman
does not sketch his ideas before carving. He lets his inner vision guide
him to the form and shape, often very complex, to carve. yellowman's
arts has given him considerable fame. Occasionally, he can be found
at a pow-wow or show, demonstrating his work. Mostly, however, he prefers
to work where it's quiet and private, with relaxing music in the background.
by Matthew Yellowman is higly prized and very collectable. Each piece
brings a special smile and touch of humor to the owner's life.