"Native Knowledge" by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Denny Haskew (a Charter Member) installed in the River Front Park in Little Rock, Arkansas. Designed by Haskew and JK Design's John Kinkade, specific to this site.
The artwork is inspired by, and celebrates, the Native American Cultures of Arkansas: The Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw; the bridges across the Arkansas; the natural beauty of Arkansas and the architecture of Fay Jones.
Three twice life-size bronze representational sculptures are mounted on 6” thick hexagonal buff colored sandstone panels suspended between I-beam arches representing the outline of the dugout canoes of the Osage, Caddo and Quapaw. The bronze sculptures are patinated to match the stone panels giving the appearance of being carved from stone. The back of each panel is etched with a pottery design from each of the three tribes mentioned above.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs.