Junkinas

Reformed educator Carl Heinz grew up on the great Mojave where he cultivated a love of high-desert culture, abandoned mines, lost machines, muffler men, and native American traditions. On a visit to the Antelope Valley Indian Museum when he was nine years old, Carl was hooked by the Hopi kachinas. He went on to study art and design and somewhere along his path, stumbled upon a brave new idea to incorporate all those things he loves. Carl calls his pieces "junkinas" as they combine his delight in combing through junkyards with his own unique take on traditional kachinas. Rich in texture, clever as the coyote, aromatic as a junkyard, these creations suggest our basest desires, our wildest dreams, our inner and outer souls. Some are currently on display, some are in private collections, and more are yet to come. To see some early junkinas, please click here.

The junkinas below are for sale. If you are interested in buying one, please contact us at backyardpress@gmail.com.

These junkinas and more are now on display at the Gallery at the End of the World in Altadena. The show is called "circa sometime" and features five artists. (more details)

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the keeper of lost time
$495.00 (SOLD)

the master of mars
$495.00

the whirlwind walker
$495.00

the great, great grandson
of the sun

$495.00 (SOLD)

the great giver and taker
$495.00 (SOLD)

the earth ogre
$495.00

the rain and snow clown
$495.00

bric-a braccoon
$250.00

california junk rabbit
$250.00

pacific coast junk crab
$250.00







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