Lucario, Rebecca – Jar with Cloud and Flower Designs
This is a very intricately painted jar by Rebecca Lucario. She is known for her classic shapes and thinly painted designs. She uses traditional Acoma clay and paints with bee-weed (a plant) and clay slips. Ever since one of her plates appeared on the cover the “Changing Hands” exhibition catalog, her work has become iconic with fine-line and “op-art” style painting. This jar has cloud patterns around the neck and base. Around the center of the piece are flower and rain designs. Note the very thin lines. There is simply a beautiful balance of shape and design on this piece. The bottom is the traditional Acoma red clay slip. The jar is signed, “R. Lucario”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.