Garcia, Jason – “Summertime” Tile
This tile by Jason Garcia is part of his Corn Maiden series which features young women in traditional dress for the Corn Dance and placing them in a modern context. This tile has two Tewa women relaxing in the river during the summer, hence the title, “Summertime”. The pueblo can be seen in the background and there is the traditional rain cloud in the sky. Each piece is a hand built clay tile, made from native clay. His piece is signed with his Tewa name, Okuu Pin, which means Turtle Mountain. This tile is hand-built from native clay. All of the colors are derived from Native clay and traditionally fired.