Patricio, Robert – Large Four-Color Parrots Jar
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 elongated neck. The jar is painted with a classic series of parrots and plants. The parrots are painted with two different colors of clay. They are separated by geometric rain patterns. The jar certainly brings to mind the elegant Acoma jars of the early 1900’s. 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”.