27.5″h x 11″w x 15″d
Traditional methods and materials: Cochiti red clay, white and red clay slip,
black (wild spinach) paint.
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 is an extraordinary event that most Americans know very little about unless they live in certain areas of the Southwest. How could such a major event disappear from the American historical consciousness yet find recognition elsewhere in the world? For nearly two decades, Ortiz has sought a way to tell this story through his artwork and simultaneously make it more relevant and interesting to the next generation by blending this historic event with sci-fi fantasy. The revelations, impact, and significance of the Revolt whisper through the background of the various mediums he utilizes and speeds forward through time to an imagined future set in 2180.
Ortiz unveils the latest character from his Revolt 1680/2180 storyline: the mighty Centaurus Kade, Cacique of the Horseman Tribe.