Keoni Morning Light Carved Wood Vessel

Starting: $6,500

Contemporary Western Morning Light Vessel is inspired by Hopi tribal stories and iconography. Lathe-turned then hand-carved with over 20,000 individual cuts and hand colored. Carved inside as well as out. Rhodochrosite crystal gemstone accented lid. Brilliant, tri-layer coloring contrasts the natural wood tones and grain. Dramatic red-orange sunburst bottom. Sugar maple, India inks/dyes, Rhodochrosite crystal gemstone 11″h, 14″d

A self-taught, second-generation wood artisan, Keoni’s work explores shape, texture, color, and complex patterns. His work reimagines wood as woven and beaded basketry inspired by Native American storytelling, legend, and mythology. Keoni takes simple, functional shapes and transforms them into touchable illusions that blur the craft/fine art distinction. Keoni uses fire, ink, and sharpened steel to create his pieces.

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