Verso, inscribed in red paint, c., u.l. and l.r. of panel: 70.14a (l. panel), 70.14b (r. panel); in crayon, u.l..: Rockburne/67/2 parts (r. panel); sheet attached to l. panel, bot. third: see copy in object file. Aluminum panels are stamped: ALCOA REG/TM .O64 ANA
231.78 cm x 219.1 cm x 6.67 cm (91 1/4 in. x 86 1/4 in. x 2 5/8 in.)
Two large panels painted red panels of aluminum, situated against one another so that the seam is visible at center. A line of white runs along each panel's outer edge.
A minimalist piece, the subject matter of which is 1) the red color, from which the piece takes its name, "Fire Engine Red," 2) the effect on the color of the painting surface, aluminum, and 3) the texture of the painted surface, which was quickly dried and given a wrinkled texture with a heat lamp.
A deep bowl with a wide mouth made of black earthenware. The upper half of the bowl is decorated with a horizontal and diagonal design in a lighter shade of black and rougher texture than the smooth black surface.
A beautiful, functional object made by an award-winning artist from the Santa Clara Pueblo people.