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ERIC Number: EJ1000401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Brian Honyouti: Send in the Clowns
Pearlstone, Zena
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v36 n3 p45-73 2012
Hopi Brian Honyouti's "clown" sculptures stem from his personal and political views and comment on commercialism, big business, greed, over indulgence, and irresponsible and sexual behavior. This essay explores the meaning of these carvings to Honyouti, to Hopiit, and to the buying public, as well as their relationship to "tithu," the carved representations of Katsinam. Working in the contact zone and in the realm of transculturation, Honyouti's carvings emphasize his perceptions of the confluence of the Hopi world and that of dominant America in an attempt to discern commonalities in how all people express certain human traits. (Contains 15 figures and 82 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A