Loren Phillips is a top prize-winning Hopi Carver. His one-piece dolls are considered among the finest carvings in the history of Hopi art. Loren’s sculptural style often is compared with Michelangelo. Like the Italian Renaissance master, Loren carefully observed natural forms.
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Kokopelli Flute Players
Artist: Loren PhillipsDescription: Hopi Katsina (Cottonwood Tree Root) | 9”D x 9.5”w x 36”h
Hemis, the Ripened Corn Katsina
Artist: Loren PhillipsDescription: Katsina (Cottonwood Tree Root) | 19”h x 10”w x 12”d
Artist: Loren PhillipsDescription: Hopi Morning Katsina (Cottonwood Tree Root) | 19”h x 12”w x 10”d
Introduced by the Spanish during the 16th Century, ‘kawayvatnga’ is the Hopi word for watermelon.
Artist: Loren PhillipsDescription: Katsina (Cottonwood Tree Root) | 26”h x 17”w x 11”d
An eagle katsina carved by Hopi artist Loren Phillips was once described by Helga Teiwes, author of “Kachina Dolls: The Art of Hopi Carvers,” as “a merging of the human body with the wingspan and stance of an eagle in the wild, a mingling of two realities that evokes the supernatural.” Since that time, Phillips has exceeded that portrayal as evidenced in his subsequent work entitled “High Spirits.” Here, not one, but two eagle spirit dancers not only merge the human form with their wingspan but they also embody the beauty and grace of aerobatic flight, a mingling of three realities that evokes the supernatural. Up close “High Spirits” reveals countless hours of carving exacting feathers, vibrant yet rich color, and jubilant reverence for Hopi cultural.