Many of the foods we eat begin as seeds, which can be stored for many years in cool, dark places—like this ceramic seed jar. The thin, polished body is remarkably lightweight and incised with intricate patterns that artist Jereldine Redcorn learned by studying pottery vessels made by her Caddo ancestors. Forced removal of the Caddo to Oklahoma induced generations of hardship, during which ancient pottery traditions were largely lost. Through her research and commitment, Redcorn, who began studying Caddo pottery when she was in her fifties, has revived her ancestor’s pottery traditions.
From the 2023 exhibition Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, curated by Michael Hartman, Jonathan Little Cohen Associate Curator of American Art
Liquidity: Art, Commodities, and Water, Israel Sack Gallery and the Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 29, 2023-June 16, 2024.
The artist's daughter, Moira Redcorn, Pawhuska, Oklahoma; given to present collection, 2019.
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