Mohawk artist Jack Hill grew up in Arizona, where he spent time on the Navajo reservation. He created “Kachina Steel” based on Navajo spirit characters, his rendition a feather-adorned figure in steel and stone bearing a red-tailed hawk in one hand. Inside the arms he placed spring water—revered in his culture for containing the energy and memories of every living thing—from above tree-line on Wheeler Peak. After the piece won “Best in Show” in 2004 at the Sculpture on the Blue exhibit, Susie and Rick Grossman purchased it for the Breckenridge public art collection.
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Photo: Liam Doran