Please join us in welcoming Tammy Garcia to The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado for Indian Market 2016. Garcia will be exhibiting her latest in bronze work including sculpture, pottery and wall panels. All are invited to come out the the beautiful Four Seasons to meet the artist and learn about her influences and inspiration for her wide array of bronze work.
Whether a towering sculpture or a swollen pot, it’s easy to tell a Tammy Garcia piece just by looking at it. Her deeply carved pots and multifaceted bronze sculptures feature sharp, hard angles; a mix of traditional and unconventional Native art motifs (for instance, a parrot adorns a bronze tile); and, in the case of the bronze work, a rainbow of patinas. Garcia’s work is bold; it demands to be looked at.
Most of Garcia’s work simultaneously represents modernity and tradition. Garcia credits this partly to the two worlds she grew up in: she spent summers with her father in Southern California’s San Bernardino Mountains, taking trips to Disney- land and the beach. “Having that experience of seeing two very different lifestyles opened my way of thinking beyond traditional Pueblo pottery. I still really love historical pottery, like the Anasazi who recorded history in their pots. When I look at what’s going on in my life, I think about how I can reflect that in the work that I do.”