Gonzales, Cavan – Black Clay Big Horn Sheep
This large clay Big Horn Sheep is made out of clay by Cavan Gonzales. Cavan is a descendant of Maria Martinez and the son of Barbara Gonzales. This piece is polished on the front and then mica slipped on the back. It has been fired black. The use of the Big Horn Sheep is a symbolic representation of one’s own self worth. There are inset bands of hei-shi in turquoise and shell. It is a striking contrast of matte and polished surfaces. It is signed on the bottom in the clay.