Torivio, Dorothy – Long Neck Jar with Butterfly Pattern
This is a classic long neck shaped jar by Dorothy Torivio. She was among the first to utilize and then refine the “op-art” style in her Acoma pottery. She took classic Acoma patterns and then repeated them on a vessel, ranging the size from small to large and then small again, in accordance with the shape of the vessel. The shape of the jar is one that Dorothy created to emphasize her painted designs. The long neck has a butterfly pattern which is repeated in smaller and then larger sizes. The precision and tight painting on the neck is exceptional! The jar is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Torivio” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.