stone sculpure by clifford fragua with stand stone size 10 1/2 x 14 x 8
size with stand 54" x 13"x 13"
signed on stone 1985
Cliff Fragua or Clifford Fragua American sculptor and stone carver. A Pueblo born and raised on Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico he began studying sculpture at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico before attending the San Francisco Art Institute. Following this he attended the Pietrasanta Stone Workshop in Pietrasanta, Italy studying stone carving.
Fragua's work is "based in Native American themes" and "shows pride for his culture and a deep understanding of the inherent spirituality of the stone."  Fragua best known work is his statue of Po'pay, a 10 foot tall Tennessee marble statue located in the National Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
Fragua is the owner of the Singing Stone Studio in Jemez Pueblo.