"Keepers of the Kiva" by Ron Layport

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 Keepers of the Kiva  by Ron Layport
600.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD. Auction date was 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:15UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Ron Layport, Pennsylvania, United States
Keepers Of The Kiva
Ash, pigment
8" x 5" 20.3cm x 12.7cm
Turned,carved wood

Artist’s note: "I’ve traveled many miles of the American Southwest, visiting ancient Ancestral Puebloan sites. Always somehow drawn to these places, with their long-silent kivas, (ceremonial chambers) I can imagine the sounds of human voices, envision the dance, and eventually sense the energy of those nameless makers of a thousand years ago, whose work inspires the vessels we make today. In the silence of these meditations, I’m often joined by present-day inhabitants, Keepers of the Kiva. Confirmation of life, in the absence of human habitation."

Artist statement: The instinct to make objects that address the connection of humankind to Earth, and to the creatures with whom we share this planet, is as timely today as it is timeless. Animal effigy figures have inspired utilitarian vessels and ceremonial objects since the earliest forms of human expression. My efforts are directed toward bringing my own voice to this ongoing dialog.

About the artist: Ron Layport spent 40 years in the advertising business, receiving numerous national and international awards for his work in design, writing and film production. In 2008, he was inducted into the Advertising Federation Hall of Fame.
Throughout the 1980s he designed and built one-of-a-kind furniture, his work being featured in Fine Woodworking, and various other woodworking publications. Ron began working with vessel forms in 1992 and today is known internationally for his sculptural approach to the wood vessel. His work is included in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications.