Fields, Anita – “Texture” Dress

14.5"w x 32"h

$ 4,000.00

This is a very large clay dress by Anita Fields.  The piece is slab built and painted with textured designs on the surface.  It is white on a black surface.  Anita said of this piece:

“This dress is one which I made and it is all about texture.  There are all the various stamps I made to create the small circles which encompass the surface of the piece.  The result is a piece which, like material, you just want to touch. The dress represents the female.  The dresses convey my attitudes toward the strength of women and how native peoples show remarkable resourcefulness and adaptability toward their environment. The clothing Indian women created shows great pride, dignity, and hope in a culture facing insurmountable odds.”  Anita Fields

It is a striking piece with complex designs and the overlapping and intricacy of the circular designs.   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