Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jason Quigno

Anishinaabe Stone Carver
Jason Quigno was born in Alma, Michigan. He is a member of the Saginaw Chippewa tribe and learned his artistic talents at the age of 14 years old. He learned the basics from Dennis Christy and Dan Mena. He currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan and if you go to see Native American Art at shows, chances are you will see his work.

Jason's work can be seen from Soaring Eagle Casino to Central Michigan University, to some of the most famous American Indian Museums in the United States. He Carves a very soft stone called Alabaster, which is very delicate and easy to scratch or bruise. A bruise results when a mallet used for carving hits the rock too hard. Bruises are almost impossible to remove once done.

WCMU Window to hearts Quigno link

Link to story

Clover 26's photos of Quigno link 

Facebook link to Jason Quigno link

(Click on the title of this story for a great Quigno video)

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