Taoky, Doyen of the Rez Spine Watchmen, is fierce, a protector, and warrior. Her triad staff becomes a stargate key when it connects with a Charger. It can locate and open gates for a limited time before it seals shut and relocates. She guides the Venutian Soldiers toward these doorways to board the Survivorships to rest and refuel for their journey to find new habitation for their Pueblo.

Currently on view through 1/3/21 @ IAIA MoCNA

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For the last two decades, I have been developing a screenplay titled Revolt 1680/2180. It is not just a story of persecution and revolt, but also a story of resilience that seems to be more critical than ever in today’s political and cultural climate.


With every exhibition, I reveal new details of my interpretation surrounding the events and repercussions of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt—the first American Revolution against foreign colonizers. The revolt was an uprising of most of the Indigenous Pueblos people against the Spanish military and religious forces in present-day New Mexico. The Pueblo Revolt remains a significant part of our history, and I have always felt it my duty to educate and share it with the world. It is important to pay respect to the past in order to advance into the future. —Virgil Ortiz



TAOKY (tow-key), Doyen of the Rez Spine Watchmen
Watchman Series (2020)
24.5″h x 13″w x 9″d
High Fire Ceramic


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