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Derrick comes from the extended Laate family of Zuni carvers. He started carving in the late 1980's and he's inspired other family members to carve. His brother is artist Elton Kaamasee and his uncle is Maxx Laate, who taught Derrick the art form.
An ant colony is one living organism that functions because of the work of its entire community. However the colony is nothing without the individual ant. Derrick's marvelous pipestone ant has turquoise inlaid eyes and measures about 2 1/2" long, 3/4" wide and 1 1/8" tall. Its antennae are nicely incised.
Maxx Laate comes from an esteemed family of carvers. His brother was talented artist Willard Laate (d).
Maxx's awesome chameleon (Lizard) is hewn from one specimen of antler. It has lots of amazing spikes, vivid turquoise inlaid eyes and drilled nostrils, not to mention gorgeous scale detailing. At the tip of this reptile's tongue is a cool flying insect. Part of a lizard's medicine is about remembering our dreams and focusing on our deepest visions. About 6 1/2" tall, 1 1/2" wide and 2" deep.
Cody Chavez carved this fantastic scorpion from peach alabaster. He inlaid five eyes of bright blue turquoise. Crossing paths with a scorpion can signal a time to let go of the old and make room for the new. This desert arachnid is about 2 1/4" long, 1 1/8" wide, and 3/4" tall.
Camilio Martinez descends from the greater Laate family of Zuni artists. His father is Charles Martinez Sr., and his brother is Charles Martinez Jr., both wonderful carvers.
Wasps are important in keeping garden and crop pests under control, as they capture and consume many harmful insects. We're loving Camilio's marble wasp with mother-of-pearl wings, that are incised and darkened with jet paste. This beneficial insect also has segmented antennae and a little stinger of mother-of-pearl. A Picasso marble toadstool is the perfect and permanent resting spot for this winged creature. Approximately 2 1/2" tall, 2" wide and 2 1/4" deep.
Of all the arachnids, spiders form the largest group, with more than 3,000 species in North America alone. All spiders are predators. Most spiders have 4 pairs of eyes arranged in various designs on the front of their head. The hunting spiders eyes are arranged in such a way to enable them to see in all directions at once.
This absolutely gorgeous Spider by Michael Coble is carved of rich Picasso marble, and is about 3 3/4" long, 2 3/4" wide and 2" tall, with eyes of inlaid turquoise. We love its incised and furry abdomen and tarsal claws.