Duane Maktima, known mostly for his amazing inlay work, has created an especially sleek and streamlined version of New Mexico’s State Bird.
The darkened and textured base strikingly shows up the polished and overlaid silver. The spiral in the center is the traditional wind sign, and resembles a folded wing.
Long and low, the form of the pin wonderfully conveys the sprinting speed the bird is known for.
Abstract in shape, the pin is recognizably a roadrunner, with its long tail, large talons, and peaked crest.
Even though the form is so simplified, the headlong motion accurately and gracefully portrays the amazing speed of the bird, as it scoots along the ground.
The well-known artist has created a dramatic and beautiful version of this iconic bird. He will decorate your lapel, collar, hat, bag, belt, or wherever you anchor him.