I took up sculpture late in life and have regretted not starting earlier ever since. As the nephew of a Master Artist of the Five Civilized Tribes and Chickasaw Hall of Fame Inductee, I hesitated to attempt an art at which my Uncle had so excelled. I now realize that I do not have to match his success or compare our work. I create my sculptures for my own satisfaction and the joy I get from creating. I try to tell a story with each of my sculptures. I enjoy Native American subjects and especially like telling the history of the Chickasaw people.
"First Sign" "Battle of Chicaza" "High Country Royalty"
"Next Time Listen to Mama" "Always Wash Before Dinner"
"A Shot From the Bluffs"
"The Children Will Not Learn the Old Ways"
"Owwatta Yanash" - Buffalo Hunt
Oklahoma Granite, 16" x34"
Side 1 Side 2
This is the first granite sculpure created by L Straughn.
|Working the stone
|Advice from Jesus Moroles
|Checking for flatness|
Eagle Feather Gallery
7891 Dillard Road
Wilson, OK 73463