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Deep Water Blue Sculpture

Wood Platter

Created by Keoni Carlson
Wood, re-imagined as woven and beaded basketry; a hand-carved, hand-colored original created using maple, sharpened steel, fire, and inks. Each piece is slightly different but is faithful to the design motif.

Ocean waters swirl with life, mystery, and danger, deeply connecting Native Peoples to water and its life-giving presence and promise. Here, the artist celebrates the dynamic interplay of waves and light, bounded at the edge by an ivory and earthen ring. The imagery is adapted from Island pictographs, traditional paintings, and basketry.

The reverse side echoes ocean water and tidal patterns, laced with gold and blue hints against the swirl of sand. Wood artist Keoni Carlson carved this interpretation in his Colorado studio in 2018. The reverse is a stylized companion design echoing Island basketry images.

Not food or microwave safe; dust by hand. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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