Windchild, who was renamed by a Seneca medicine woman, uses this form to tell mythical stories that line up in her head waiting to be let out. “The juxtaposition of varied traditions, both artistic and spiritual, is welcome evidence of our universal connection,” she said.
Windchild is a member of the Florida Atlantic University Potters Guild, which is having its semi-annual show and sale this weekend at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton. Hundreds of pottery creations, some made on a wheel and some hand-built, will be sold by 40 guild members. The pieces include whimsical creations and decorative and functional pottery of all sizes. The artists range from one-semester ceramics students to professionals who have been making pottery for most of their lives.
The “Night Sky” retablo refers to the goddess, Astarte, as well as to the Virgin Of Guadalupe, with her blue cloak embellished with stars. The two seem related to Windchild. “You can see the night on one side and day on the other side. Astarte is pulling night with her,” WIndchild said.