Gabriel Sice is an award-winning third-generation fetish carver from the Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico, and belongs to the Haloo carving family. He has been producing fetish carvings since 1992, and credits his older brother, Colvin Peina, for teaching him the family craft.
Mr. Sice’s main medium for his carvings are deer and elk antler, but he often works with other media such as black Belgium marble, Picasso marble, alabaster, serpentine, mother-of-pearl shell, and lapis. He is known for his carvings of standing bears, badgers, frogs, parrots, and Pueblo/corn maidens.
Mr. Sice has exhibited his work and won awards in the Santa Fe Indian Market in Sante Fe, NM, Heard Guild Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix, AZ, and the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup, NM. He also participates in the Prescott Indian Art Market in Prescott, AZ, Haskell Indian Market in Lawrence, KS, and the Indigenous Fine Art Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe, NM.