Holt, Lisa & Harlan Reano – “Twisted” Clay Figure
Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano make an amazing team, working to create innovative pottery using traditional techniques. Lisa makes the pottery and it is painted by Harlan. This figure is amazing as it is hollow and all coil built. The figure is basically two columns which twist up from the base and then extend out to the arms and up to the head. The concept for these figures was from Harlan who wanted to create a series of “Pueblo Super Heroes”. The body has a series of painted swirl and lightning designs. The shape and movement are exceptional on this figure! The materials are all traditional as the red and cream are both native clays while the black is wild spinach (a plant). The figure is traditionally fired outdoors. It is signed on the bottom.