Al and Mary Hone are the artistic people behind Desert Raven Art and Al Hone Sculpture. Although they work in separate mediums, their work compliments each other, and pieces they have collaborated on are truly unique. If you're looking for something that's one of a kind, whether it's for your home, office, or yourself, look no further than Desert Raven Art and Al Hone Sculptures.
I have been creating art most of my life. I have studied with, and been influenced by, artists from many different fields. Tapping into this knowledge and experience, has enabled me to create wonderful and unique works of art. After years of sculpting wood, the natural progression was to draw on that knowledge and apply it to bronze work. The last few years I have concentrated more fully on sculpture, and have completed several pieces. I draw inspiration from nature, the people of the past, and my own life in the west.
The ability to express yourself through art is a gift, and should be shared with others. As an artist, I believe art should be not only visually pleasing, but should touch on the viewers emotions.
I have a great appreciation for Native American art and culture. I am inspired by the beauty and artistry, the peaceful way they lived, and their connection to mother earth. Everyday I strive to live my life in a way that exemplifies that ideal. I have spent a lifetime studying and learning about the Native American culture, admiring the use of art in their everyday lives, and the beauty and serenity it embraces. I really enjoy doing bead work. To watch the beauty come alive on the leather is still magical to me. I work with traditional patterns, mostly Sioux or Northern Plains Indian. Every piece I create is based on authentic items found in museums throughout the country, trying to recreate the wonderful spirit of these noble people of ancient times.