Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Lightning and Rain Designs (1970s)
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 painted with bee-weed. The bowl has interlocking lighting and cloud designs. There are fine-line rain designs. The vertical band with dots are rain patterns. It is a complex design that uses both negative space and linear work to tell the story. 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.