Torivio, Dorothy – Long Neck Jar with Interlocking Butterfly Pattern (1990s)
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 jar has a sharp shoulder and an elongated neck. It has a series of interlocking butterflies that flow across the surface. Note how they continue to decrease in size as they go up the neck and towards the base. Simply Dorothy at her best. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Torivio” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.