Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Rain, Lightning and Rainbow Designs
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 and an orange clay slip. The designs are rain and lightning patterns with the colorful rainbows. 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 very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. There are a couple of small areas of spalling, that is not uncommon for this time period.