Gray hand coiled micaceous clay - Circa 2005
A stunning work to behold, derived from the earth and transformed into spiritual inspiration. Renowned Native artist, Lonnie Vigil molds clay found from the Nambé Oweenge Pueblo in New Mexico to create contemporary works of compelling vision. With diligent care and continuous patience for his craft, Vigil shapes the clay to fulfill his mind's imagination. Once the base is complete, the artist gently adheres coils of clay to satisfy the grander, desired expression. In stretches, holding and further positioning, the artist reconciles with his finished design. With marvel and admiration, one may watch as this dark, micaceous body naturally shimmers at the touch of light. Its sensuous opening, an elegant distinction of modern ingenuity. Harboring a deep, passion to recreate the craft of his ancestors, the self-taught artist continues to amaze all who gaze upon his exceptional works of art.
• 14" (35.56cm) height of jar
• 12" (30.48cm) width of jar
• One of a kind