1355-04 Hopi Kachina: White Rattle Katsina by Lawrence Acadiz (Lawrence LeAllen Acadiz, Chutima - "Cottontail Jumping");
Lawrence Acadiz is a well-known and prize-winning Hopi kachina carver, and is featured in Gregory Schaaf's publication, "Hopi Katsina: 1,600 Artist Biographies" on page 37. He was born on January 11, 1964, and began carving in 1984. Lawrence was the Featured Artist for the 2005 Southwest Indian Fair. The Arizona State Museum notes, "Born in Tucson and a member of the Deer and Katsina clans of the Hopi tribe, Lawrence's artistic talent was recognized at an early age. [... Lawrence] attended the prestigious Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he formally studied painting. It was there, with the influence of his roommate, that he began carving in 1984. Lawrence comes from a line of well-known artists. His great-grandmother, Ella Soomah, is a renowned potter. His great-grandfather, Fritz Soomah, is a Katsina doll carver and the one who gave Lawrence his first Hopi name, "Chutima," which means cottontail jumping. His grandmother, Amelia Martin, was a potter, and his great-uncles, Guy and Alfred Fritz, and uncles Lorenzo and Johnny Martin, are also well-known Katsina doll carvers. Lawrence has won honors at Santa Fe, Gallup, the Heard, and many other markets. He makes his home in Tucson with his wife and two daughters. He returns often to First Mesa for ceremonies and to harvest cottonwood root, the traditional medium for Katsina dolls." First dimension given is the height of the doll. Second dimension given is the height of the feather top.