Red Skirt Runner Kachina MiniaturePete Sumatzkuku
The artist is self-taught, and has learned remarkably well! His expertise with pen and ink and watercolor is obvious.
He imbues his little paintings with lively movement, impeccable detail and vibrant color, all present here.
This kachina is a runner, and carries yucca whips. If he loses a race, he offers piki bread to the winner.
He is shown in mid-step, as if on his way to the starting line. Every detail of his paraphernilia, including jewelry, is clearly delineated.
This miniature kachina painting, as all of the artist’s, is wonderful framed alone, or in a grouping.
There is a lot of art in this little piece, for a very little price!