2019-13  Hunky man statue

2019-13 Hunky man statue

1.3125 deep at hat; 1.5625″ deep at feet. This hunky man is a curious, delightful oddity by two friends, one the teacher of the other, Mark Tahbo and Larson Goldtooth. I do not yet know what each man contributed to the formation of the figure. Larson is the only...
2017-03 Large Polik’Mana tile

2017-03 Large Polik’Mana tile

This tile is extraordinary by every criterion: size, shape, blushing and painting. The design is instantly recognizable as a Polik’Mana, but it is a modern interpretation of what can be a fairly static traditional design. (See other Polik’Mana renditions under...
2015-01 Corn birds dancing jar

2015-01 Corn birds dancing jar

Corn, of course, is integral to Hopi life. Prayers and dance are offered to the gods so that they will allow rain and the corn will grow. These prayers often are conveyed to the gods by birds and their feathers. Here Mark Tahbo has developed an image that expresses...