Alvin Marshall is one of the most accomplished
sculptors working today and he is gaining increasing attention
on the Native American art scene.
Over the last two decades, Alvin has received
much acclaim in the art world. He has been included in the Rising
Stars 2001 exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg,
AZ. In the early 80"s, he was named Sculptor of the Year
at the Native American Art Show sponsored by the famous Heard
Museum in Phoenix.
Marshall's images that emerge from alabaster stone tell
stories of his Navajo culture. Working through a process relying
on his ability to visualize "memory photos", he says:
" I often feel like an instrument through which my art
Marshall believes there is a need for spiritual connection
among different peoples. His special gift is the ability to
produce art that embodies an authentic spirituality that can
unite. He worries that "we've lost the togetherness as
a people" and hopes that through his art he can share the
closeness and harmony that was at the heart of Navajo life.
Despite his successful career as one of today's best Native
American stone sculptors, Alvin remains a quiet, spiritual man
who lives in his native Four Corners area of New Mexico with
his wife Laverna and five children.
"Shawl Dancer" Alabaster Sculpture by Alvin Marshall
to see more sculpture by Alvin Marshall on the Show Preview
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The Plainsmen Gallery 1-888-779-2240