Young Lady with Ohr Hair
The Pre-Columbian figures have a special place in Lucero’s oeuvre, bringing out the full range of his palette and sculptural inventiveness. The figure’s hair is an homage to the ruffled pots of the eccentric 19th-20th century Biloxi potter, George E. Ohr. Reference: Exhibited on the Michael Lucero Sculpture 1976-1995, organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC and traveled to various venues between 1996 and 1998. This work has two full page illustrations in the accompanying book as well as the cover images front and back, Barbara J Bloemink and Mark Richard Leach (with essay by Lucy R. Lippard) Michael Lucero Sculpture 1976-1995, New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996.