Chickasaw Warrior

Michael Broder's avatar Michael Broder Vote Code: 67534

This work is a mosaic depicting a Chickasaw Warrior. The Chickasaw Tribe lived in northwest Alabama prior to removal to Oklahoma as part of the Indian Removal act of 1830. It is made completely from broken Native American Artifacts; stone knives, arrow points, spear points, pottery shards, and bone awls or needles. The work is best observed from directly in front of the piece at a distance of a several feet. I describe the work as a mosaic but parts of it are like a collage because there is some overlapping of pieces. Some stones were reshaped to achieve a realistic representation. The reshaping was done using deer antlers and other stones. Pottery used to make the sash was cut with a wet saw. The pieces are glued to plywood.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4.5 inches
  • Medium: stone and pot shards
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 48 inches