Gene has taught himself to respect and work with Sterling Silver, Gold, and various metals. There are no boundaries and limits to his art. Gene desires to express himself with a paradox of classical art and beauty through a modern and creative form of art.
He gives form to metal with only minimal tools of the metalsmith. Shapes emerge with beauty that is exceptional, unique and one of a kind. The subjects that come from mind to life regarding his creations are spontaneous interpretations of his culture. – Credit to Native Jewelers Society
This stunning, detailed bolo is something that you could only expect from Gene!
From the detailed mask, spear, and robe to the exquisite Opalized Petrified Wood cabochon in the center of the Mystic Buffalo Warrior, down to the Natural Bisbee Turquoise cabochon at his feet, this amazing being is fully formed and detailed.
The robe encompasses his entire body and includes a stamped pattern and texture matched on the handmade tips of the bolo.
This is affixed to a leather cord handmade by a friend and fellow artist Leonard Gene.
This is a true showpiece, to be worn with a tailored suit or your best button-down shirt, jeans, hat and boots combination. No matter how it’s worn it will turn heads and start conversations!
Gene’s own words:
“I aspire to obtain the impression that less means more. Many of my creations show the simple flow of formation. As I gain more knowledge further into different subject matter and techniques, I aim to explore and challenge myself in creating art and everyday living. I believe collectors of the art world will greatly appreciate and capture my Contemporary Art with Indigenous and Traditional uniqueness.”