19″h x 15″w x 15″d
Traditional methods and materials: Cochiti red clay, white and red clay slip,
black (wild spinach) paint.
The world today seems increasingly turbulent and uncertain. This traditional storage jar speaks for the degradation of women and their continued pursuit of equality and justice, a critical theme in my art. Their fists are raised – a symbol of resistance, solidarity, and unity. They are the ones to hold our leaders accountable, or they will be “hung out to dry.” The black snake represents the oil pipelines. It is corruption that will eventually eat away at politicians from the inside out. I painted each section of this jar as a call to all who feel compelled to rise up.