Patricio, Robert – Jar with Interlocking Lightning Design
Robert Patricio 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 water jar shape with the high shoulder and the sloping neck. The jar is painted with a classic stylized lightning design. Here the designs are interlocking to create the feel of lightning striking across the surface. There are additional rain designs. The black and white coloration gives the jar a 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”.