Sunday, February 25, 2007

Hopi Potter : Edward S. Curtis

Hopi Potter

From the ashes of
a yellow house Nampeyo
paints migrations on
her living clay. And her
descendants paint that never-
ending change today.

~Son Rivers 2007

for information on photo see Potter (The North American Indian; v.12) page from Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images from Northwestern University, an amazing treat.


Anonymous said...

You seem to be a fan of Edward S. Curtis, so you will find the following to be of interest.

THE INDIAN PICTURE OPERA, a new film on the works of Curtis is a re-creation of a 1911 Curtis Slide show and lecture. The dvd can be searched out on .

This production goes way beyond the images themselves. It's a virtual vignette on E.S.Curtis's observations from a century ago.

The film probes the foundations of native American deitys, beiliefs, and the quest for food.

I'm sure you will enjoy!

Greg said...

Thanks for the info. I will definitely look that one up.

Barbara said...

I love these pottery photographs AND the poems. :)

Greg said...

Aren't the photographs amazing! I'm afraid I'm hooked, and there'll be quite a few more.