Garcia, Jason – “Buffalo Dance” Tile
Jason Garcia is known for his creative clay tiles and serigraphs. This tile is made from Santa Clara clay and painted with clay slips. This is an interesting piece, as the imagery on the tile is from a photograph of Jason’s grandfather. It is a Santa Clara Pueblo Buffalo Dance. He painted it so that it had the same appearance and tonality of an old black-and-white photo. Check out the subtle detail in the clothing on the figures! It is signed with his Tewa name, Okuu Pin, which means Turtle Mountain.