Black Bear Kachina

Pete Sumatzkuku

Black Bear Kachina, Paintings by Pete Sumatzkuku
  • Sumatzkuku painting
  • Hopi painting
Marked Down $185.00
Gallery Price $385.00
Title
Black Bear Kachina
Artist
Pete Sumatzkuku
Medium
Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper board
Signed
"P. Sumatzkuku - 80" at lower center
Date of creation
1980
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
Consigned by a Tennessee collector SuT
Board size
20" height X 16" width
About The Black Bear Kachina

This depiction of the Black Bear Kachina (Hon Kachina) is enhanced by Sumatzkuku's introduction of enlarged bear paws floating in the sky immediately surrounding this figure.  These paws serve to animate the figure whose left leg is elevated and to remind us of the generations of ancestors who have presented the same Black Bear Kachina.

Fur attached to this figure's paws, as well as on the hide attached to his back is finely delineated as is the figure's foxtail and turtle shell rattle attached to the back of his left knee.

About Pete Sumatzkuku

(Born 1957) This Hopi artist is largely self taught.

Pete Sumatzkuku is represented by the venerable Wright Gallery located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Cultures

American Indian, Hopi

Medium

Paintings

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Pete Sumatzkuku, Sumatzkuku painting, Hopi painting