This Kachina directly from him, thank you. Is featured on pages 80-810 of Gregory Schaaf's publication, Hopi Katsina: 1,600 Artist Biographies (CIAC American Indian Art Series, Volume Seven), along with many examples of his works. He is well known in the kachina collector's market as a highly talented Hopi kachina carver. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards.
In Schaaf's book, one reads: Jonathan Day is best known for his sculptural style Katsina carvings. I like to carve katsinas the way I see them, and I try to be as realistic as I can. I expect the Katsina dolls to come out nice... The dolls today are a different form of art rather than the traditional Hopi carved doll. NDN Arts recorded:'Jonathan was born in the Hopi village of Hotevilla, Arizona.
He attended college in California for a while before working as a carpenter. Jonathan decided to return home to the reservation.
He is married with three children. In 1980 he started carving full time.He is known for his ability to bring out the grain of the wood. Sculpture pose is the style he likes to carve because that is the way the Kachinas look when they are dancing.
The artist spends time looking at the wood before carving to decide what Kachina would look best and how it will look. He believes that the Kachina has a soul and spirit when it is finished. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Dolls & Kachinas". The seller is "simonjackblom" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.