Adrian Nasafotie (Corn Clan) was born in Tuba City, AZ and was raised in Moencopi and Shongopavi. He learned to carve by watching uncles and his father Frazier Nasafotie. Adrian carved his first full figure Katsina doll when he was nine years old. Following the Hopi tradition, he was taught the Katsina doll represents not only the Katsina dancer, but is also used as a teaching tool of the Hopi to respect ones self and all living things. According to Adrian, the Katsinam allow the Hopi to teach other people to live in harmony and appreciate the simple things in life. Sharing Hopi ways through his art allows Adrian to teach people of all cultures and nations the universality of mankind.