Multidisciplinary Designer, Bead Artist

Carter Watkins

Roadrunner VS. Scorpion

2020, Seed beads, beeswax, on acoustic guitar, 42 x 16 x 4 in.

Western Floral Bull Skull


2020, Seed beads, beeswax, on bull skull, 20 x 20 in. x 12 in.

Bull Horns #4


2020, Seed beads, beeswax, mounted bull horns, 4 x 19 x 7 in.

Redtail VS. Rattler


2020, Seed beads, beeswax, acoustic guitar, 41 x 15 x 4 in.

Pheasant VS. Fox


2019, Seed beads, beeswax, acoustic guitar, 40 x 15 x 3 in.

About the Artist

Carter Watkins is a self-taught artist from Austin, Texas who has been creating his highly-detailed, micro-mosaic beaded sculptures since 2014. His beading technique is inspired by traditional Huichol artisans—using beeswax to adhere individually-placed seed beads to the surface of the substrate. His craftsmanship, subject matter, and artistic style is informed by his career as an Art Director and Designer.

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