Tony Briones is active/lives in Arizona. Tony Briones is known for kachina doll carver.
Biography Tony Briones
The following information is from The Arizona Republic, March 12, 2011: "Phoenix Man Recognized for Kachina-Doll Carving" by Sonja Haller.
Like Michelangelo and his famous statue of David, Tony Briones can see the kachina dolls* in a block of cottonwood-tree root before he begins carving.
Yet in recent years, bringing the one-of-a-kind doll into form has become a lesson in patience, healing and his evolution as an artist.
The Hopi Tribal member has carved the kachinas given to recipients of the annual Hon Kachina Volunteer Awards for almost 15 years.
In 2007, Briones suffered a life-threatening illness and lost vision in one eye. The 45-year-old Phoenix man, modest and introverted, doesn't want
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