This oil painting is 30X36 inches in frame, depicting a couple from Acoma Pueblo in the 1900s cornhusking.
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Detail of painting
"Acoma Pueblo 1900" is an oil painting I created some time ago depicting a Pueblo couple husking corn at Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. This painting took over two years to complete and measures 30 X 36 inches. I had purchased a one of a kind original photograph in black and white from an antique store in New Mexico that is the basis for the painting. The photograph was only 3X4 inches. From this small photograph I created the large oil painting, adding my own creative interpretation, colors and details. I have visited Acoma Pueblo many times over the years, and it is an ancient and spiritual place dating back two thousand years. One of the few places where corn still has a tradition and religion in everyday life is here in New Mexico.
About Acoma Pueblo: Acoma Pueblo is approximately 60 miles (97 km) west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the United States. Four communities make up the village of Acoma Pueblo: Sky City (Old Acoma), Acomita, Anzac, and McCartys. The historic land of Acoma Pueblo totaled roughly 5,000,000 acres (2,000,000 ha), yet today is 270 acres (110 ha) .
Approximately 5,000 people people identify as Acoma. The Acoma have continuously occupied the area for over two-thousand years, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States (along with Taos and Hopi pueblos).