Lucario, Rebecca – Plate with “Op-Art” Acoma Design
Rebecca Lucario is known for her delicate and intricately painted pottery. 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 of the “Changing Hands” exhibition catalog, her work has become iconic with fine-line style painting. This plate is very intricately painted. Ther center has a star design. Extending outward are four bands of medallions, each with different classic Acoma designs. The outer band is very intricately painted with an interlocking diamond-shaped checkerboard pattern. Note the use of the deep red and the orange-colored clays. The intricate design of the plate is certainly visually dynamic! It is signed on the back, “R. Lucario, Acoma, 2018”.