Tafoya, Jennifer (Moquino) – “Butterflies & Pueblo Girl” Tile
Jennifer Moquino is known for her clay vessels and exceptional realistic animals. This is one of her smaller tiles. It is fully polished and etched. The piece has a Pueblo girl and butterflies. The girl is designed in an “anime” style. As figurative work on pottery is often discouraged at some of the Pueblos, this style of figure is less realistic and more imaginary. The young girl here is surrounded by butterflies. Each one is a different style of butterfly. The border on the side has a cloud and rain motif. It is a contemporary and creative piece! The tile is framed so that it can be mounted on a wall. It is signed on the side. Jennifer continues to be one of the leading innovative potters working today!