Born in 1950 around the Chilocco Indian School in northern Oklahoma,
where my grandmother worked, I could almost always be found in the art department, drawing,
painting and sculpting while being immersed in Indian culture and art.
I am of the Comanche and Kiowa tribes of Oklahoma. On my Comanche
side, my great, great Grandfather, Noyabad, fought with Chief Quanah Parker at the Battle of
Palo Duro Canyon and Adobe Walls. On my Kiowa side, my Grandfather is Chief Stumblingbear,
one of the chiefs to sign the peace treaty at Medicine Lodge, Kansas in 1867.
When I began to turn my talents to Native American Art, I was encouraged
by the Comanche artist and flutist, "Doc Tate Navaquaya" who guided me to follow my dreams
when he told me, "If you want happiness, look in your own back yard." Thus, I discovered
these beautiful sandstone boulders, and to my surprise, they spoke to me with images of the
ancient past. When I sculpt a stone, I travel into the past a thousand years and relive the
daily lives of the great people who built and lived in these sacred places. I am inviting you
to join me in exploring these places and getting to know and better understand those wonderful
and noble people.
I have produced unique stone carvings, which have taken Santa Fe and the
Native American Art Markets by storm, receiving the Santa Fe Indian Market's prestigious
ribbons, five years running. My work has also received numerous awards in other national art
I am also a dancer and promoter, offering dance shows, tipi's and talks on
Native American culture and beliefs.
6731 Bridge St. #77
Fort Worth, TX 76112