1939 - 2018
The murals are visual stories telling of familiar animals and unusual experiences that have quickened my heartbeat with fear or love. Some are from dream time and half-remembered images when humans, animals, gods, and the elements lived without hierarchy. Others are personal myths from kingdoms of alchemical minerals and symbolic animals, fused together into one totality. –Priscilla Hoback, Living Clay
Priscilla Hoback worked as an artist in New Mexico for more than half a century — her hands in clay and desert earth. A native Santa Fean, Hoback used the wild clays and natural pigments from around her farm in Galisteo, New Mexico, to create pottery and stoneware murals. Inspired by her garden, horses, and the wilderness around her home, Hoback’s work is expressive and playful, original and timeless, contemporary and primal.