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Westika, Gaylon – Seedpot with Lizard and Dragonfly

Westika, Gaylon – Seedpot with Lizard and Dragonfly

4.5"w x 6"h
$ 160.00
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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 a lizard painted with its head extending upward in relief.  The body of the lizard is painted with a white clay.  Each of the dots of white has a textural feel.  The remainder of the jar is painted with rainbird swirls and a large dragonfly.   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

 


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