Mud Woman: Poems from the Clay

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Each of her poems, accompanied by a color photo of one of her sculptures, is a gift to anyone who can appreciate an “artful life.”

 

 

In the introduction, Naranjo-Morse writes, “A Ladybug explores the caverns of a clay form on my worktable. I offer her direction across the moist, cool surface. In doing so, I hear my echo, deep in the walls of coiled earth. I am no more or less than the Ladybug. Her presence is a gift to my studio. Hearing my echo, I am reminded of an essential element in the Pueblo worldview.” Later, she continues, “In the Tewa language, there is no word for art. There is, however, the concept for an artful life, filled with inspiration and fueled by labor and thoughtful approach.” Each of her poems, accompanied by a color photo of one of her sculptures, is a gift to anyone who can appreciate an “artful life.”

 

 

Author: Nora Naranjo-Morse (Tewa)

Illustrations: Color photos

Binding Availability: Paperback 

Published: 1992

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Tewa