Namingha, Les – “Hopi Birds & Zuni Clouds” Contemporary Jar

5.5"w x 6"h

$ 1,700.00

This very detailed jar by Les Namingha.  The shape is one of Les’s classic forms with the high shoulder and flat top.  The top section has Hopi birds painted with white lines.  The lines always represent migration and flight paths.  The side of the jar is a Zuni style black-on-white cloud and lightning designs.  It is a striking use of color, design, and shape. Each of the birds is painted with traditional Hopi-Tewa designs.  Note the complexity of each of the birds!   It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Les Namingha  2020”.  Les says of his pieces which have layering:

“The concept of layering is inherent in our mortal journey. As time moves forward, our memories become layered. Some memories remain vibrant, others faint or hazy. Yet others, obscure or even hidden. Likewise, our experiences, words, works, emotions, prayers, and songs build up in layers creating our existence. In turn, our social interactions become exercises in layering. We see this in evidence with street art or graffiti writing where layers of thought and a desire to express a “proof of existence” create tapestries of color and marks. Blending, covering, harmonizing, dissonance, disappearing. This concept of layering is the idea behind Urban Polychrome and other works in the Urban Series.”  Les Namingha