Posts with tag: "American Indian Stone Sculptor"
Uncle Uppie
03/21/2013
Uncle Uppie

I went on a hiatus to New Mexico and I found Uncle Uppie.  Uncle Uppie (Upton Ethelbah Jr., aka. Greyshoes) is a stone sculptor from the Santa Clara Pueblo and Apache Tribe, though he lives and works in Albuquerque. As an artist, one always seeks inspiration: be it the land, the music, the love-life, or in this case, the fellow artist, I was incredibly inspired by Uncle Uppie's story... Upton Ethelbah Jr. retired from The Santa Fe Indian School in 1998 at the age of 55, (and here's the magic) he then decided to make his first sculpture. One year later in 1999, Ethelbah's first bronze "Pueblo Corn Dancer", was judged Best Contemporary Native American art work at the ...