Trail of Painted Ponies "Spirit of the Seasons," 1E/5,816.
This Painted Pony is part of The Tribal Collection. It honors authentic Native American arts and heritage: Artist Caroline Carpio is a Pueblo native and an award-winning potter who adds unique twists to the shapes and designs of her pottery. Wanting to honor the horse for its ability to live in harmony with nature, she adorned her Pony with embossed designs that symbolize the natural forces a horse endures during the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Artfully accompanied by a traditional Native American pot decorated with a with a Kiva step pattern, this elegant Painted Pony captures the magic of the original Masterwork, which was one of the Heard Museum Guild 50th Anniversary Painted Ponies benefiting the American Indian Student Art Endowment.
Item #: 12300
Release Date: Summer 2009
Artist: Caroline Carpio
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: March 2010
Last Number at Retirement: 1E/7700