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