Native American Indian Artist Chimney Butte lived at Kykotsmov, Arizona as a child. it is the oldest continually inhabited village in North America. There he was first introduced to pottery, carving, and jewelry making. His works are an inspiration and certainly pieces of Art. The see of self expression was planted, I learned that one's work, its beauty, is a mirror of one's soul. By doing your art, you could express yourself and show respect for those around you. They are your teachers and mentors. A teacher exists not only in those that possess documents claiming such attributes, but the teacher exists in those with a need to give.
"After many years, I am now able to express my own self through the work I do with my daughter Annika She gives me new inspiration to our jewelry. I also see the importance of giving our daughter the tools and ability to continue into tomorrow." Chimney Butte