Winder, Kwani Povi – “Gia’s Pot” Oil and Linen (20″ x 30″)
This is a traditional oil painting by Kwani Povi Winder. It has vibrant colors, deep emotions, and loose brushstrokes. The piece is entitled, “Gia’s Pot”. “Gia” is Tewa word for grandmother or a female elder. The girl is holding a water jar by Kwani’s great-grandmother that is still in their family! Kwani seeks to explore her Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa heritage through painting and draws on her religious beliefs when developing and painting a native figure. Through her paintings, she seeks to preserve, share, and educate about her unique heritage. The painting has strong composition and coloration. The piece is framed as seen in the photo.