Hopi / Navajo
Duwayne Chee is the younger brother of Raymond Chee who has been a big influence in his life. Both Chee brothers are fantastic carvers. They are unique, in that they come from both Navajo and Hopi heritage. This allows them to explore artistic themes from both tribes. The Chee brothers can carve gorgeous Hopi Kachina dolls and they are some of the very few that will also carve the Navajo sculptures, like Yei Be Chai dancers.
The colors, the motion, the intricacy of the carving makes Duwayne a highly sought after artist. He is a humble and soft spoken man with a smile that lights up the room.