A new Tammy Garcia sculpture is now gracing the walls of the third floor Native American Gallery. The bronze sculpture, titled Harmony, is on long-term loan from James Flaws and Marcia Weber. With its base, the sculpture stands 76 inches high.
Tammy Garcia is a renowned Pueblo potter and sculptor whose work embodies both classic design and modern iconography. Her highly prized ceramic works encompass a progressive evolution of forms that include traditional effigies, water jars, and storage jars to non-traditional and modernized asymmetrical shapes.
Pushing beyond the limits of natural clay and the “vessel” form, Garcia also forges new and exciting paths in bronze and glass which mark a distinct change of direction within the larger contemporary Native American sculpture arena. Often referencing modernist aesthetic movements, such as Art Deco and Bauhaus, Garcia has constructed a Neo-Pueblo design vernacular that continually captures new beholders–as seen on twisting, totem-like, architectural forms that shoot up to the ceiling with high and low relief carvings reminiscent of her pottery.
The sculpture will eventually be moved to the upcoming Modern & Contemporary Gallery planned for 2016.