Patricio, Robert – 13″ Wide Four Color Water Jar with Heartline Deer and Rain Designs
WOW! This is an exceptional large water jar by Robert Patricio. Robert is known for his classic forms and use of both traditional and pre-historic imagery. This jar is coil built, thin-walled, and painted with bee-weed (black) and clay slips. The jar has rain cloud designs around the neck. There are cloud designs below the heartline deer. The jar has four heartline deer as the central part of the design. It is a dynamic combination of designs and thin lines, colors, and complex imagery. The size of the jar along with the designs give the piece a fluid and dynamic impact. Robert is certainly one of the leading traditional Acoma potters working today which is evidenced by his stunning forms and complementary designs. The jar is signed on the bottom, “R. M. Patricio”. The last photo is of Robert holding the jar.