Garcia, Jason – “Corn Maiden” Tile
This tile by Jason Garcia is part of his Corn Maiden series which features young women in traditional dress. Here she is looking at her cellular phone and has on a matching watch. Check out the detail in the watch and necklace! The pueblo can be seen in the background and there is the traditional rain cloud in the sky. The TV antenna is a representation of Santa Clara Pueblo, which is named after St. Claire, the patron saint of television. Each piece is a hand-built clay tile, made from native clay. All of the colors are derived from Native clay. It is signed on the back, “Okuu Pin”, which means “Turtle Mountain” and it is Jason’s name in Tewa.