Borts-Medlock, Autumn – Blue “Chaco Parrot”, 7/35
10"w x 11.75"h
Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her creative carved pottery. As well, she has created some dynamic pieces in bronze over the past few years. This bronze is entitled, “Chaco Parrot”. It is stylized much like the thick-billed parrot, which was actually native to the New Mexico area in the past. It also has a connection to the Ancestral Puebloan bird figures created at places such as Chaco Canyon. The bird is carved with a feather pattern on its back and stars wind and rain patterns on its sides. Autumn says she was inspired to create her parrots after a two-day excursion to Chaco Canyon. This piece is number 7 of 35. The colorful patinas give the piece a striking appearance. It is signed and numbered on the bottom side near the base.