"Escalante-An Artist To be Sought Out" Top 5 Page for this destination Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Off The Beaten Path Tip by BruceDunning
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument Off The Beaten Path: 12 reviews and 34 photos
This place I stopped late at night was more than interesting. Keven Peterson owns Tribal Sounds, and makes Indian looking drums, but especially hydro wheels. The wheels work on the theory of gravity and Keven spends pain staking time calculating that gravity before building a wheel. He was educated as an engineer. He came out here some 25 years ago, and decided the everyday work world was lacking. So he formulated his talent into something to make a living over time. Keven is reknowned for making drums of all sizes and some other Indian symbols around the US. He also has gained a reputation for the hydro wheels.
Those hydro wheels are getting big. They get bigger than a man, and after spending maybe a couple of months building one (for orders only), he sells for high price. The best and biggest was around $30,000. The designs he does and the intricate detail blew me away.
That is why I am dedicating so much time to explain if you get to this area, look him up and see his works. Buying is also a recommendation. There are some lesser costly items. I am not promoting him, but do admire the fine work he does at his pace
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