Susan Kliewer - Apache Sentinel (SC91104-057-001)
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: FP1 of 35
- Size: 28'' x 11''
This is the last sculpture in the edition.
"He wears a buckskin shirt from the mid-1800s, with elaborate beadwork and silver conchos. Usually only wealthy men owned this type of shirt. His lance is made of a sotol stalk, slotted at the end to receive an iron blade. A sleeve of rawhide (probably a section of cow's tail) was slid down over the blade, and as it dried, it held the blade snugly in place.
He wears a cloth breech-clout, buckskin moccasins, and beaded choker necklaces.
His beaded necklace is mad from glass beads strung on a buckskin thong with a large silver concho and tweezers attached (undoubtedly acquired from Navajo silversmiths). The Apache used tweezers to pluck facial hair.
The Western Apache are a very proud people. I feel that Apache Sentinel captures this feeling." -Susan Kliewer