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1583 - Anasazi Spirit
No Longer Available From The Trail of Painted Ponies. Anasazi Spirit Horse. Made of solid resin. Measures 6" high. Artist: Robert Rivera Sponsor: Anonymous Beneficiary: New Mexico Children's Foundation
The intricate black-and-white designs found on Anasazi pottery at Chaco Canyon, which reflect the timeless character of ancient cultures, are the inspiration behind this astounding work of art. Of French and Spanish descent, Robert has also added new dimensions to the art of gourd painting, for which he is respected and collected worldwide. A versatile artist, his horizons are constantly expanding, making him one of the most exciting talents working today. While this horse is decorated with designs found on Anasazi pottery that dates back 900 to 1200 years, the fact is the Spanish had not yet arrived on these shores when the Anasazi culture flourished. While painting, the artist found himself thinking about the logs that were hauled by hand from the timbered mountains hundreds of miles away to build the structures at Chaco Canyon, the heart of the Anasazi culture. As he painted, he toyed with an alternate title: "Where Were You When We Needed You."
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