Torivio, Dorothy – Tall Jar with Butterfly Designs
This is a distinctive shape jar by Acoma potter 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. This shape creates a large surface area for the butterfly designs. The neck is painted the traditional red coloration, while the remainder is black on white. The jar captures her “op-art” style with increasing and diminishing sizes of butterfly designs. The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom.