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Soul Mates Utah Alabaster Sculpture by RD Tsosie

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, New Mexico
Period 1980-1999
Materials Alabaster & Wood
H. 16 in; Diam. 5.7 in;
H. 40.64 cm; Diam. 14.48 cm;
Condition Good. Near Mint.
Description Presenting a gorgeous piece of native American art, namely, “Soul Mates” sculpture by RD Tsosie, made from Utah Alabaster.

By the renowned Navajo Contemporary artist, Robert Dale Tsosie.

It is a Utah Alabaster carving in non binary form and is fully signed both on the back as “R.D. Tsosie”.

Mounted on a wooden plinth it stands approx. 16 inches tall.

One figure has a dotted body and the other a striped one. Both figures are in a warm embrace. The sides and rear as smoothly polished.

Of all the Tsosie Sculptures we have possessed, we believe this one to be the finest !

A gorgeous piece of native American sculpture

Robert Dale Tsosie:

Born in 1960 and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dale is Picuris Pueblo and Dine’ (Navajo). He apprenticed under Charles Pratt, metal sculptor, and Bruce LaFountain, stone sculptor from 1987 to 1991.Dale attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe New Mexico in. 1989-1991. Upon his graduation, Dale received the T.C.Cannon Award for artistic and academic excellence.

Since then, he has won “Best of Division”, “Best of Class”, “Raw Materials Award”, “Creative Excellence in Sculpture”, and many,” 1st place”, ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market, “Best of Division,” at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, several First places at Red Earth, Okla. City, OK, 1st Place at the Eiteljorg Museum, Ind. IN, and many other 1st places at other museum art shows throughout the United States.

In 1994, Dale received a Governor’s Award, called the “Allan Houser Award for Artistic Excellence,” from the State of New Mexico, and became a SWAIA Fellowship Award winner.

In 1995, he won Southwest Association for Indian Affairs commission to create a “Lifetime Achievement Award “, sculpture to honor the lifetime achievement of Native American artists.

Dale taught sculpture at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1997-98,

Dale was inducted into the Indigenous Sculptors Society, an organization of nine elite Native American artists that promote Indigenous stone sculpture in 2002. He currently teaches stone sculpture at the Poeh Arts Center in Pojoaque Pueblo, NM,. He has taught sculpture there for the past thirteen years.

Dale’s work may be seen in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the State Capitol, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, & Campus, Hotel Santa Fe, and at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Pojoaque Pueblo. He is in several other prominent public places in the United States, as well as in private collections throughout the United States.

Dale is represented by McLarry Modern Gallery at 225 Canyon Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He lives in Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico with his wife and three kids.

Tsosie’s Awards are too numerous to list, but check out the Picture Gallery of Articles and Awards.
Styles / Movements Modern, Outsider Art
Incollect Reference Number 486481
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