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Bronze: Child


"Transformation (2003)"

Fired coiled earthenware, oxides, paints
4' L, 4' W, 24" H

This Pueblo Corn Dance is a typical ceremony done in most Pueblo villages today. In this piece, four girls are preparing for the dance. They show the journey that happens when we go through the ordinary steps that transform us into the sacred. One puts on her shoes while the others help with headdresses. The last figure is complete and has come into an altered state. In this metamorphosis, the individual’s identity is forgotten and the spirit of the Corn Mother’s takes over. “She” is now dancing through the body of the girls, bringing blessings of the harvest and good life to all.



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