Antonio, Melissa Concho – Large Seedpot with Checkerboard Design
Melissa Concho Antonio (b. 1965) is a daughter Gilbert and Lillie Concho and married to Daniel Antonio. She is a sister-in-law of Frederica Antonio. This piece is coil built and painted with bee-weed (black) and additional red clay slip. It is a large seedpot with a series of checkerboard red polished squares encircling the piece. They spiral down from the neck to near the base. No, I didn’t count them all..or even the number of rows!. Each red square is separated by a black and white rain design. It is wonderfully intricate and eye-dazzling for its size. Certainly what can well be called Acoma “op-art”. The top has a feather pattern around the rim It is signed on the bottom, “M. C. Antonio”.