Garcia, Jason – “Tewa Tales of Suspense!August 1680” 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, “August 1680”. Here the Pueblo is standing with her arm upstretched and holding a bow. In the background are the clouds and fires from when the Pueblo people burned down the Spanish churches during 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.