Garcia, Jason – “Tewa Tales of Suspense! Behold Po’Pay” Clay Tile
It’s great to have a new tile from Jason Garcia. Jason has won numerous awards for his works in clay along with his Pueblo Revolt serigraph series. This piece is made from native clay and painted with native clay slips. This piece is part of his “Tewa Tales of Suspense” series that he began making in 2008. Each piece is inspired by graphic novels and early comic book art and the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This piece is entitled, “Behold Po’Pay” and it is one of his most iconic designs. Here Po’pay is holding the knotted cord in his hand and vanquishing the Spanish from the Pueblo lands in August, 1680. The knotted cords were given to the leaders of each Pueblo and they were to untie a knot each day until the last one would be the day of the Pueblo Revolt. This tile is striking in coloration with Jason’s signature clouds and the fire in the background. These add to the overall intensity of the piece. 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.