A young artist, noted for his amusing wood carvings. Like other Navajo folk artists, he was self taught, starting at the age of nine. He carved toy guns for his younger brothers, and went on from there.
An avid participant in rodeo, many of his figures feature riders on horses, bulls, even eagles and chickens. His favorite carvings feature airplanes, cowboys, and vehicles with drivers. The “drivers” can range from grandmas to chickens, to sheep or pigs!
Delbert’s ideas come from everyday Navajo life, and his own puckish sense of humor. His pieces are colorful and invariably amusing .