Coyote Spirit Toy Picture

For IB Studio Art I made a set on nine toys based on the animal spirits of different Native American cultures. Each animal's design is based on traditional art forms and myths from cultures it is strongly associated. Like some sort of weird education toy for the children of nerds? I have no idea about my thinking process behind all this, honestly.

So this is Coyote, the trickster. He's based on petroglyphs from the Southwest US. He's holding his eye, whose pupil has turned into a star, in reference to a little myth where Coyote, trying to impress the ladies, rips out his eyeballs, juggles them, and then one turns into a star.

Sculpey clay, acrylic paint, about 3" tall.
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