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Gourd Art by Robert Rivera

Gourd Art by Robert Rivera

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Gourd artist, Robert Rivera, has a talent for taking an object that is plain and ordinary, like a gourd, and transforming it into a work of art. His heritage includes a mix of Apache, Spanish and French, and is known around the world for his gourd work. Rivera found inspiration in the arts of the Puebloans to create his own, unique pieces.

Rivera’s journey as an artist began in the late 1970’s when he saw a mound of gourds on the side of the road while on a road trip from New Mexico to California. He began creating and transforming these gourds into whatever he could think of and channeled the ideas and designs of the Native American people.

His work has evolved over the years because he is consistently finding new artistic purpose for his gourds. Rivera was successful in showing his Pueblo Gourd art to the world and earned an immediate following because of it. Between etching, dying, stitching, and more, Rivera’s gourds are always one-of-a-kind.

Robert Rivera is a talented artist who has an abundance of love for life and art. We are proud to be his exclusive distributor in Sedona, Arizona. Visit our online store or stop in for Pueblo gourd art at Kachina House!