Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Rain and Lightning Designs (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, was largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels. This bowl is painted with bee-weed (black). The design is a series of vertically painted lightning and rain designs. The lightning is painted with fine lines and it is also fully painted black. It has a very “op-art” style to the imagery, in addition to the obvious Chaco Revival pottery from Acoma. The bowl is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “S. Garcia”.