Karen began carving while married to Lance Cheama, however her style is her own.
Otters are not native to Zuni lands, nor are they traditional fetishes. But they are adorable, and they do live in water, so…
This little fellow is cruisin’ on his back, supporting a large fish (?) on both front and back paws.
Carved from one piece of stabilized turquoise, he has inlaid coral eyes and is carefully textured all over, to show off his furry pelt.
Appealing, and winsome, he is going to keep you smiling every time you see him.