Patricio, Robert – Large “Red Lightning” Design Water Jar
This is a dynamic 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 the high shoulder and the sloping neck. The jar is painted with a stylized lightning design using different colors of red lay slip. Sections of the designs are then accented with lines. Here the designs appear to swirl around the jar and are contrasted in black, white and with fine-lines. 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”.