Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Double Interlocking Lightning (1960s)
Sarah Garcia (1928-2015) was born at Laguna Pueblo to Maria Trujillo. However, she spent her adult life at Acoma Pueblo. She, along with Jessie Garcia, Lucy M. Lewis, and Marie Z. Chino, were largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels. This bowl is coil-built and thin-walled. There are eight sections of interlocking lightning patterns. They are repeated in two rows. It is a striking use of negative space designs. The bowl was traditionally fired outside so there are some color variations on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “S. Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.