Salvador Romero, Cochiti Carver
Salvador Romero walks the Cochiti Pueblo’s lands on a daily basis, and as he does, the occasional rock that reminds him of an animal gets picked up and taken home. These stones often come from the nearby hills or Rio Grande River arroyos. He then works the stone's overall shape towards a rustic, impressionist, more archaic perspective of the animal he envisions. The result will be a work that very much honors and resembles much older, traditional pieces that are seldom created and dearly loved by collectors.