The Brown and Rainbow Trout

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JOE CAJERO

“The Brown and Rainbow Trout”

Bronze Plaque

Brown and Rainbow Trout
Brown and Rainbow Trout

 

Growing up in Jemez Pueblo, my dad took me fishing on the Jemez River north of our Pueblo. I have a lot of great memories fishing with him for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout and I created this piece to honor those beautiful memories.

At the bottom of the plaque, I placed a design of a Horned Water Serpent. You see this design in a lot of the Santa Clara Pueblo pottery. We (the Pueblo People) believe this water serpent lives in our streams and is a protector and bringer of life to the underwater world. I used different textures to create a feeling of river water moving through the piece.

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