Westika, Gaylon – Seedpot with Dragonflies

5"w x 8"h

$ 275.00

Gaylon Westika is the son of noted potters Anderson and Avelia Peynetsa.  Each piece is coil built and painted with classic Zuni imagery.  This seedpot has two dragonflies on the top of the piece.  They are intertwined and their wings are painted extending downward on the vessel.  On the sides are a painted dragonfly and a Zuni Rainbird.   Dragonflies are significant as prayer messengers. The seedpot is striking both in shape and design.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  Gaylon says of his art:

“I work hard to develop pottery that speaks both to me and others about the beauty that exists here in Zuni. With the completion of each piece, I believe the breath of my ancestors live on, reminding us of the Zuni culture, traditional design and lifestyle we strive to preserve.” Gaylon Westika