Yahweh my Shepherd : Indian Cermics and Poetry

Friday, July 11, 2014

Indian Cermics and Poetry


In the American Southwest, there is an Indian ceramic tradition that began to take form in the early centuries A.D. and has continued unbroken to the present time. Characterized by its many superbly varied styles, the art has been sustained by diverse Pueblo peoples and some of their neighbors, whose ancient and more recent settlements have long been established in the arid regions of Arizona and New Mexico. Ceramic artist of the Ácoma Pueblo, west of Albuquerque, produced an especially distinguished series of vessels during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

    Art like this, ah, where do you even begin? With the Aztecs in 14th, 15th, 16th, century one of the biggest nations that has ever roamed our world. Some Researchers believe that the Aztecs are from an even bigger tribe leading back even further dates. Artwork like this probably comes from the 15th or 16th. The early centuries, after Jesus's Death. 

    I think the way the colors form a darker burgundy, on the flowers entails more detail. 

Now a Poem to Flow

Dark Street,
Black Suit,
Tied in basement
A floor, or garden,
In something of my name I will always say,
I stand,
On you

Ethel T. Scarborough and Major Acquisitions funds; Gladys N. Anderson Endowment, 2006.749