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Rain Scott - Paper art

Paper - Rain Scott. Image courtesy of Smithsonian Museum. Part of the craft show.
Paper - Rain Scott. Image courtesy of Smithsonian Museum.

This vessel was constructed out of metallic copper paper giving it a shimmer that emulates micaceous-style Pueblo pottery. Sleeping beauty and Persian turquoise are inlaid into the front and back of the olla and a lid decorated with Amazon macaw feathers.

Statement from Rain Scott found on the Southwestern Association for Indigenous Art website:

I am, by no means, a traditional Acoma Pueblo artist. However, I draw inspiration by the things I’ve seen, things I’ve done, and things I’ve been taught. I sculpt with hand cut and folded pieces of paper cut from 8.5×11 inch paper. Every piece is folded with a prayer, like the bells on a jingle dress. Yes, all my artwork is made with ONLY paper and a bit of glue. There are no wires, molds, internal supports, etc.
No, I have not and will never use Post-it Notes. I believe that the effort you put into your work, it will give back sevenfold. I don’t take shortcuts and stand behind the quality of all my works.

This work of art by Rain Scott will be on view, as part of a collection of other craft art, during the Smithsonian Craft Show.

Here is more information:

Smithsonian Craft Show, May 1–5

National Building Museum at 401 F Street N.W.

Hours: May 2–4, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and May 5, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission is $20, group sales of 10 or more are $15 each; students are $15 each

May 1, 5–6 p.m.: Preview Party with early entry and Visionary Artist Reception; tickets are $500 each

May 1, 6–9 p.m.: Preview Party: A first-look opportunity to shop and buy; tickets are $250 each

Tickets are available for purchase on the Smithsonian Craft Show’s website.


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