Detail View, Modesto Turquoise Sculpture
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This detail view of the Native American village carved in solid turquoise is a closer look at the sculpture in the previous photo.
Seen at the 2009 Tucson Rock and Gem Show, this stunning sculpture carved from a giant block of turquoise took my breath away. Depicted is a Native American village, likely cliff-dwellers. There is a celebration going on with the figures but it looks as if the residents also are defending their homes. Best view is large on this image. The entire piece measures about 2 1/2′ long. The art is clearly marked with the artist name of Modesto and a date, 1992. A search online did not result in learning anything more of this artist. Surely someone will know about this work and let us know, please. There will be several images coming from this one piece and another depicting a train robbery in the mountains.
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