The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art
at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC
Seed Pots with Polychrome Design (#96)
Torivio uses very precise patterns that become exquisitely complex.
Some believe she must use a computer or some mathematical engine; but
no, the designs are all hand drawn and executed with a traditional yucca
brush, using traditional pigments. In addition, her painting is noted for it smooth,
even coloration. Her shapes are often called vases, but she explains
them as exaggerated seed bowls. She is noted for executing pieces with
very thin walls, enabled by the strong local clay.
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