Aragon, John – Bowl with Mimbres Animals and Insects (1998)

7"w x 5.75"h

$ 600.00

John Aragon is known for his use of Mimbres imagery on his pottery.  John learned to make pottery from his mother, Florence Aragon.  This new bowl is very tightly painted with Mimbres animals, insects, and lizards across the entire surface.  This piece is fully designed and check out the turkey, quail, bat, beaver, and even a shark!  There is a lot going on but the flow and interconnection is exceptional. I counted 100 different figures, and then lost track!  Each one has different fine-line designs which make up the body designs.  John has an amazing ability to fit so many images onto one piece and still have it look cohesive! The bowl is signed on the bottom, “John Aragon”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.