Introducing Chex Mix
By Art DelFavero, RM552
My first purchase at the 2020 F.U.N. is what I considered a gambler's special (#1). Upon initial viewing I experienced a gut feeling that I had seen an example of this artists work before. Searching the old website, I found what I believed to be a match (#2). Soon afterwards a third surfaced via an O.H.N.S. auction lot submission (#3). Oddly none of the featured subjects were the same, in other words nicknaming would come down to devices and techniques utilized by the artist. I submitted my findings to the powers that be, and all agreed that these were the works of one person. Noticing that all had checkered shoulders, I decided to nickname this artist "Chex Mix" due to said shoulder and the mix of different subjects.
The carving characteristics for "Chex Mix" are as follows:
- Original Native American subject is smoothed down from top of head to the rear of head.
- Though different, all hats are engraved and shaded in a similar fashion.
- Engraved C or kidney shaped ears ranging in size with little added internal detail.
- Beards, moustaches, and hair produced with a liner tool.
- Same amount of exposed facial area.
- Profile alterations.
- Smoothed fields that remove date and LIBERTY.
- Tall collars sitting above checkered shoulders.
- Eye alterations on two.