Carter Watkins

Carter

Watkins

Bull Skull

2020, Seed beads, beeswax on bull skull, 20 x 20 x 11 in

$
8000

Carter

Watkins

Roadrunner VS. Scorpion

2020, Seed beads, beeswax, on acoustic guitar, 41 x 16 x 4 in

$
15000

Carter

Watkins

49' Coupe Deville

2020, Seed beads, beeswax on diecast model car, 3.5 x 4 x 11.5 in

$
900

Carter

Watkins

Atlas Moth on Night Blooming Cereus

2020, Seed beads, beeswax, on Cape buffalo skull, 26 x 26 x 12 in

$
10000

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Watkins

Deer Skull #2 2020

2020, Seed beads, beeswax, on deer skull, 15 x 17 x 12 in

$
1850

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Watkins

Bull Horns 3

2020, Seed beads, beeswax, on wood, 3 x 19 x 8 in

$
650
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Carter Watkins

About the Artist

Carter Watkins was born in Austin Texas, he studied Architecture & Environmental Design at Arizona State. He started making his beaded micro-mosaic sculptures in 2014.

Artist Statement

Carter Watkins is a self-taught artist from Austin, Texas who has been creating his highly-detailed, micro-mosaic beaded sculptures since 2014. His beading technique is inspired by traditional Huichol artisans-- using beeswax to adhere individually-placed seed beads to the surface of the substrate. His craftsmanship, subject matter, and artistic style is informed by his career as an Art Director and Designer.

Carter specializes in transformations of found objects such as animal skulls and guitars. His subject matter covers a variety of genres, from vibrant free-form geometric, rhythmic designs to landscape scenes and, most recently, illustrative portraits.

In 2019, Carter produced a total of 37 different beaded sculptures, 10 of which were private commissions. His work has been featured in The Austin-American Statesman, Austin Monthly, and Texas Monthly.