Patricio, Robert -Jar with Heartline Bears & Rainclouds
6"w x 5.5"h
This is a charming smaller jar by Robert Patricio. He is known for his classic forms and use of both traditional and pre-historic imagery. This jar is coil built and thin-walled. It has a classic Acoma water jar shape with a high shoulder and short neck. The jar is painted with four heartline bears. Each bear is next to a plant and there are rainclouds around the rim of the jar. The contrast of the bold clay color with the white and thin lines draws the eye across the piece. The jar has both an ancient and very modern appearance. 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”.