Flagstaff, AZ | kimobrzut.com
Kim Seyesnem Obrzut started her art career as a child finding rocks in the washes in Arizona and painting figures on them, which her family still keep today. She started sculpting her Hopi maidens over 30 years ago and has yet to scratch the surface of her cultural history. “The Hopi Tribe of Northern Arizona is thousands of years old. I have a lifetime to fully explain my people and their history. I know many of my collectors now understand more about the women and their powerful place in Hopi history.”
Kim’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Fine Arts, sculpture, and bronze casting is a personal satisfaction for her art career. She is one of the first Hopis to work in bronze as an art medium and one of the first American Indian women to work in bronze, an historically male-dominated field of art.
“I speak with my hands. The clay becomes my voice. My work seeks to capture and symbolize the spirit of my Hopi culture: the oneness of us all, the beauty in harmony, and the importance of nature and its gifts.”