Thirsty Man is a Koshare (Hopi clown) that Kliewer saw at a Kachina dance at the Hopi community of Moenkopi.
"Koshares represent human frailties and are often quite naughty," says Kliewer. "Thirsty Man represents gluttony."
Thirsty Man is part of a series of sculptures based on Koshares that Kliewer has watched and enjoyed at Moenkopi. The other pieces in the series are:
Kliewer has also has a larger Koshare sculpture, Koshare Man, that is a favorite here in our gallery.