Steve Elmore, Jennifer Vail, Jesse Fuchs discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC Programming


And you put together a large collection of already Hopi pottery, which is in the Peabody Museum at Cambridge, Massachusetts. And there, I discovered that these were the early works of non Pio, which had not previously been attributed or identified as her work, and I found about four or 500 pieces there was able to fill in, you know the whole beginning of her biography. And that's why I wrote in search of non Pio, which was written under contract for Harvard, but unfortunately for political reasons, they rejected it and I published it myself. And it is still available would still in print right? And you've won a few words for that book in search of non peo peo and so one of the things that's really interesting about Non Pio is that she drew inspiration from ceramic shards. Shirts found abandoned ancestral villages. And so it was at a time when there were archaeological digs going on, and she was there. And so she found something from her past, too, right? Yeah, she did. Although this is a common process that still goes on and hoping today I mean, there are abandoned villages around the president. Contemporary. Hope he inhabited villages of the people can go out and walk around them. Uh, they pick up charge and they get ideas from the old pottery. It's just that not Pio and her husband less who Became very proficient. They got turned onto this idea, and they started making the revivals of the ancient designs long before there were any excavations at O P. But certainly when Jesse Fuchs from the National Museum in 18, 95 and 96 excavated the ancient village of sit, Jackie, Uh, non Pio solve the 500 parts that came out of the ground, and she they made copies using charcoal on, uh on, you know, the panels of old fruit boxes and things like that. Wow. Wow, And they they got inspired and turned on, and she made copies that are almost exact weapon. Occurs. Of prehistoric pieces, Uh, from that she learned to because she couldn't keep the pieces. They went in there, mostly now in the Smithsonian, the excavated ones. Then she learned to make her own designs using that aesthetic, and so she developed an art movement called the City AQI Revival Art movement. Which continues to this day. Most art movements come and go. But the I assure you the city Hotkey revival is still going on, Uh, since 18 85 partners working in the exact same traditions The techniques, the clay even the DNA is the same as it was over the last several 100 years. And, of course, this aesthetic, the city AQI revival aesthetic. Has been taken up by other artists who are painters and sculptors who are native and both non native and it's. It's just a contribution to the world Art since the ability this sent the sukiyaki revival And that includes you because you are a painter and you have paintings after they are inspired by the motifs and, um, that and that, um, that were created by Nampa Ho or that she had, you know, just found and we sort of created but we're going to talk about that in a little while. When we come back. You're listening to coffee and culture here on K T. R C and Jennifer Vail And I'm speaking with Steve Elmore, who has Steve Elmore content Indian art as well as Deep elm or contemporary. You are listening to coffee and culture here on Katie RC will be back in just a few minutes. Don't.

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