Gray hand coiled micaceous clay - Circa 2009
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. Winner of the first prize blue ribbon at the 2009 Santa Fe Indian Market, this piece is ever a sight. With pristine form, Vigil masterfully perfects a design of his heart's desire. Beginning with a grand base, the artist skillfully expands its frame in clay, coil by coil. With sleek shine and striking volume, its widened shape is a composition of elegant grandeur. As he rounds the clay to the opening of the piece, its sensuous nature emanates irresistible and contemporary sophistication. Evident definition is illustrated by the maker in seamless precision and character that almost allows the jar to be readily poured. The self-taught artist astounds us once again, integrating his ancestral roots with modern direction and creative intellect that beckons one back to the holy grail of divine endowment.
• 8" (20.32cm) height of jar
• 13" (33.02cm) diameter of jar
• One of a kind