Medium Koshare with Watermelon and Corn
Ceramic Sculpture by Randy Chitto. All of his characters are well-known for their cheerful, animated expressions. The turtle, his primary subject, is considered the Choctaw story keepers and storytellers, shielding and protecting narratives under its shell until it is ready to share them. The storytellers are coiled-built and then finished with hand-burnishing. The bears represent the male facet of the tribe with their strength and courage. Like the turtle storytellers, the bears are also hand-built, but wet-sanded to add a high sheen. 10" x 6"