Clyde Harris, Lomatuhksi, Eagle Down, was born into the Hopi Nation back in 1982, member of the Flute Deer clan. He was inspired to carve on wood by his Father, Gene Dawahoya. He would sit and watch his father carve his sculptures with great enthusiasm and admiration in hopes of achieving the same skills. It appears from what he has sculpted, he is well on his way to achieve his goal.
Clyde began carving on wood at the age of 12, in 1994. He takes strolls along the Rio Grande River in search of decent sizes of cottonwood tree roots to carve on. He carves his sculptures with a regular pocket knife. Clyde uses acrylic paints to color his kachinas. The first piece he carved was a rattle kachina. Clyde signs his sculptures as: Clyde, Hopi and followed by a set of hoof prints to denote his clan origin.
10 1/2" Total Height, 2 3/4" wide