Namingha, Les – “Peering into the Past” Jar

5.75"w x 5.5"h

$ 1,700.00

This very detailed jar by Les Namingha.  The shape has a round body and a short neck.  The piece has a series of stylized Hopi birds as the design. Les has painted “loops” extending up from the base which “magnify” the designs.  They are the “look into the past” with more detailed images of the birds and designs revealed.  Take a moment to check out the designs on each photo.  The use of complex and bold imagery works beautifully on this jar.   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