Handpainting inspired by R.C. Gorman

Back in May, I encountered work by R.C. Gorman in Santa Fe. Gorman is an artist of the Navajo Nation, and he is regarded as the "Picasso of American Indian art." I instantly fell in love with the imagery- particularly of the Native American women featured in most of his paintings.

I haven't been able to get the colors and images out of my mind, and decided to practice my illustrating and color mixing.  These fragile cups speak to Gorman's style and design aesthetic and are all made from slip cast terra cotta.

It's quite rare that I make pieces for myself, but I am happy to add these to my home as a daily reminder of Gorman's beautiful legacy in the arts.