Winder, Kwani Povi – “Gia’s Pot” Oil on Linen (9″ x 12″)
This is a striking oil painting by Kwani Povi Winder. She is from Santa Clara Pueblo and oil painting is characterized by vibrant colors, deep emotions, and loose brushstrokes. 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 piece is entitled, “Gia’s Pot”. The piece is nicely framed as seen in the photo.
Kwani said about this piece:
“This is my cousin holding a pot that was created almost 200 years ago by my great-great-grandmother. This piece of pottery has been passed down from mother to daughter for over three generations. Standing on the foothills of the Puye Cliff dwellings, one can feel the rich heritage that we have been blessed with.”