Lewis, Eric – “Fanciful” Hummingbird Jar
This is a classic-style tall water jar by Eric Lewis. It has a high shoulder and a short neck. The jar is fully painted and there is a stylized hummingbird on one side. It is a more complex hummingbird with swirls in the designs of the body. The result, however, is striking! The remainder of the jar has cloud and wind designs. It is a complex piece in design yet the imagery flows perfectly across the surface and matches the shape. The strong graphics on Eric’s pottery give them a modernist appearance. However, look closer and you can see a variety of traditional designs that he has used for the designs that are all based on traditional Acoma patterns. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Eric Lewis 2021”.