Torivio, Dorothy – Wide Jar with Yucca Leaf Design
This is a classically 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 traditional 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 has a wide, sharp shoulder and a very tiny neck. The design is a yucca leaf which extends from the neck to the shoulder and then to the base. The open space of the white and the contrasting black give the jar a very modern appearance. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Dorothy Torivio” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.