Patricio, Robert – Large Jar with Rain and Cloud Designs
This is a stunning 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 water jar shape with a high shoulder and a long neck. The jar is painted with a complex variety of designs. Around the neck are rain, cloud, and mountain patterns. The center of the jar is perfectly painted with swirling interlocking clouds. Interspersed are linear rain designs along with lightning patterns. The complexity of the jar along with the black-and-white appearance gives the piece 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”.