Escher-ish Horn Spoon
Arts of the Americas
Native American artists Marcellus and Elizabeth Toya Medina and Kevin Pourier create works inspired by both old and new art forms. The painted designs on the water jar of classic Pueblo shape combine traditional masked Kachinas in static poses with naturalistic, muscled, male Pueblo dancers who seem to burst off the vessel’s surface. The inlaid buffalo-horn spoon, a traditional Plains implement, is given a contemporary twist in Pourier’s homage to M. C. Escher’s hypnotic prints.
Buffalo horn, mother-of-pearl, resin
Gift of William A. Putnam, by exchange
This item is not on view
Kevin Pourier (Oglala, Lakota, Sioux, born 1958). Escher-ish Horn Spoon, 2009. Buffalo horn, mother-of-pearl, resin, 3 1/2 x 17 in. (8.9 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William A. Putnam, by exchange
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