Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Triangular Cloud and Mountain 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, were largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels. Her daughter Goldie Hayah continues making pottery. This bowl is very intricately painted. There are fine-line cloud patterns (extending downward) and mountain designs (extending upward). It is a striking alternation of both thick and thin lines. The bowl was traditionally fired outside so there are some color variations on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Sarah Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It was originally purchased in the late 1960s.