Seen it all? Here is something really different: a painting of Hopi pottery, on wood!
An ingenious, creative innovation by a Hopi artist, this is a fascinating alternative to a painting on canvas.
A composition of four different pieces of pottery, all formed and painted in authentic Hopi style, fills – and even spills over – the edges of a lustrous, straw-colored wooden rectangle.
The profusion of rounded forms is a marvelous contrast to the rigid rectangular lines of the background wood.
This artistic choice gives the plaque enormous vitality and presence.
Each painted pottery piece has a voluptuous form that fills – and even spills over – the borders.
Even the painted decorations on each pot are a combination of curves, with a few straight lines to anchor them.
The designs, like the shapes, are traditional Hopi elements found on actual pottery, although the happy Hopi Maiden on the tall jar is a modern touch.
The brown border contains the exuberant forms within the confines of the wooden rectangle.
Jazz up your wall with its vibrant colors; the rich assortment of reds and oranges pulsate with warmth, while the accents of black dampen the fire.
This would look wonderful anywhere in the house, but especially in a kitchen or dining room, we think.
Go bold, and enjoy this innovative piece of art.