Wednesday, February 23, 2011

House No. 54: Pueblo

House No. 54: Pueblo
ink, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, digital layout
8.5 in. x 11 in.
054/365; 02/23/11

Native American Pueblo house complexes are modular, multiple story houses built out of adobe by the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest. (I, too, used Adobe products to lay out the design of this house, but my Adobe is software and not bricks made of baked clay and straw.) Each unit of these structures is similar to an apartment. Many times an extended clan live together in the Pueblo structure, and homes are passed on for many generations.

I love the way the doors of the Pueblo houses are often painted to match the sky. The combination of the colors of the sky and clay are exquisite.


  1. For some reason, ever since I was a little girl I've held a romantic fascination with pueblos.

    I lit up when I saw that this was your 'P' house!

  2. I like the way the doors are painted to match the sky. Gives me ideas about my own Barbie Dream Home.