"Life Comes Forth" bronze sculpture by Padilla of San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico

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"Life Comes Forth" bronze sculpture by Padilla of San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico

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"Life Comes Forth" bronze sculpture by Padilla of San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico

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"Life Comes Forth" bronze sculpture by Padilla of San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico

A powerful and gentle collaboration with regard to the coming of new life... The message is important and powerful at the same time.

Relying on the history and stories of their people at the San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico the Padilla family of artists are steeped in tradition. Masters of storytelling using sculpture and and painting the Padilla family have created some of the most beautiful artworks to emerge from the Rio Grand Pueblos in recent history.

Life Comes Forth is a sculpture that tells of the legend where the Corn Mother brings blessings to the crops and makes them strong. In this sculpture, Corn Mother walks among the fields where her people have planted crops. She is allowing blessed seeds to fall from her bag to bring strength to the impending crops. In this sculpture Corn Mother is surrounded by fully grown stalks that are sentinels who will guard the crops and make the strong for harvest. The corn stalks are also visions of what is to come for the San Felipe people when they are in balance and harmony with the Mother Earth. 

Originally created in 1998 and sold-out immediately this Life Comes Forth is number 3 of only 10 sculptures in the edition. Life Comes Forth is a rare vision of the depth and beauty of pueblo culture.  

Measuring approximately 12 x 9 x 12 overall Life Comes Forth weighs 5+ lbs. Padilla signed the sculpture on the bottom side.