Artist Bio: Sage is a multidimensional artist who works in a variety of mediums, including; beadwork, illustration, ledger art, and carving. He is an enrolled Northern Arapaho, but also Seneca. He began his art journey as a regular youth participant at various fine art shows including the acclaimed Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Marketplace where he has garnered various awards and recognition for his work. These include first place ribbons as well as the prestigious Santa Fe New Mexican Youth Art Award- Best in Show, where he won two consecutive years in a row.
Artist Statement: This hummingbird hoof bag was created with an antelope that I harvested, cleaned, and prepared with a lid beaded with 13 Czech cut glass beads, braintan buckskin, brass bell, satin ribbon, and silk liner. There are only a handful of artists who still make these hoof bags, including my dad and uncle who I learned from. I gave the bag to my grandmother, traditionally it was used to carry all kinds of things. Snacks, sewing tools, combs, etc. I felt that she has given my family so much of herself she deserves a beautiful bag for herself. Relatives take care of each other and this was a way I could honor her.