Embracing Tradition: Krystal Obrzut’s Artistic Journey

In this video interview, we explore the artistic path of Krystal Obrzut, a promising talent deeply rooted in the rich soils of her Hopi heritage. Under the guidance of her mother, Kim Obrzut, a renowned bronze artist with over 35 years of experience, Krystal is navigating the realms of tradition and craftsmanship that have defined her family's legacy.

Kim Obrzut stands as a pillar in the Hopi community and the art world, recognized as one of the first Hopi women to venture into the realm of bronze casting. Her artistic journey is a testament to the enduring power of tradition, drawing from the scrape and smooth techniques of Hopi potters and the teachings of her grandfather, a revered Kachina carver. With a fine arts degree from Northern Arizona University, Kim's work is not only a personal achievement but a vibrant thread in the tapestry of Hopi culture.

This video interview invites viewers into the world of Krystal and Kim Obrzut, offering a glimpse into the sacred bond between mother and daughter, teacher and student, past and present. It is a journey of respect, learning, and love—a journey that honors the Hopi tradition while celebrating the individual journey of an artist coming into her own.