Mesa Verde National Park
Visitor Center Expansion

Known for the amazing cliff dwellings, Mesa Verde National Park offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people.

Five Fiberglass Figures With Natural Paint, Hair + Clothing

Completed: November 2012

Client: Southern Custom Exhibits

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project details

For this project, we made four Puebloan figures performing common daily activities. There was a farmer, a stone mason, a young girl collecting water and a young boy climbing a “ladder” cut into the cliffs to reach his home. The fifth figure is of a modern-day National Park Service archaeologist looking through a transom.

The faces for the Ancient Pueblo figures were cast from current-day Pueblo tribe members in Colorado.

The digging stick, costuming, jewelry, yucca cord sandals were all made by Atta. We also sculpted the reproduction mugs and the ladle that is held by the young girl.