Santa Clara Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell has been working on “Mud Woman Rolls On” at the Denver Art Museum since January of this year (2011). The sculpture is nearly finished at this point, but she is scheduled to continue work on it during public museum hours on August 16th and 17th. It’s almost your last chance to get to see the artist at work. The 10 x 11 x 5 foot sculpture of a storyteller figure is made from fired and unfired clay. To see it for yourself, go the third floor in the North Wing of the Denver Art Museum. “Mud Woman Rolls On” is near the elevators.
While I sat in the gallery, numerous visitors came through the space and talked about their previous visits and the progress they had seen made over the months. It was great to see so many people were making return visits and speaking with each other about their experience of the artistic process.