Patricio, Robert -Jar with Heartline Deer and Rainbows
6"w x 5.75"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 deer. This imagery is a classic to both Acoma and Zuni pottery, with the heartline signifying the center, spirit or, “heart” of the animal. Next to each deer is a plant and above them is a rainbow. The rainbows are slipped with red clay. 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”.