Fields, Anita – “Corn Woman” Clay Figure
This is a clay figure by Anita Fields. The figure is coil built and slipped with various clays, gold luster and the skirt is made from cloth. Anita said of this piece:
“This is Corn Woman. She has more traditional clothing. The skirt I made from cloth and it is a photo transfer on linen. It is an ancient design with the hands. For us, corn is as important as it is in the Southwest. It’s important for women and this figure shows her asking for a nice harvest and a good home for our children. She is wearing Osage style mocassins.
The figure is light weight and the corn and hair or gold leaf. The dress has dots, representing the elk tooth dressed. It is a classic and charming work in clay. It is signed on the bottom, “Anita Fields”
“I have a choice…There is a time for each of us to step up and be apart of the culture.” Anita recognizes there is a powerful connection that is made for her through cultural teachings. [Her] hand formed ceramic works led to references found in the Osage genesis narratives.” Anita Fields, Fluent Generations