Garcia, Tammy – “How the West was One”, Bronze, 2/9
16.5"w x 14.5"h
Tammy Garcia is known for her amazing pottery, as well as the creativity of her bronzes. What happens when one of her major pieces cracks before it is finished? Tammy decided she would use the massive jar to create an equally massive bronze of her pottery. The shape and design on this piece are striking! The rim is carved and around the neck there is a feather pattern. Around the body of the jar are carved bears with heartlines and avanyu. Mixed with these various designs are her classic stylized geometric patterns. The bronze has a striking metallic patina which gives the piece a classic look. The piece is 2/9. The final photo is one of Tammy at the gallery in Santa Fe last summer with the jar in its clay form before it cracked!