Allan Houser, 1994 (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Painted Steel, 82 x 24 x 60 in.
“I’d get bored if I did the same thing all the time.“
Harriet and Alan were visiting the Allan Houser Gallery & Sculpture Park just before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic when they spotted this piece set on top of a large hill. Ta’a is the Navaho word for “three”, and this piece depicts three Navaho men wearing western hats who appeared to be keeping watch over the trails.
Alan and Harriet knew there was a perfect place for those three to maintain their watch—on Alnoba’s Big Top Field next to the Alnoba Pole.
This sculpture was the last one Houser completed before his death in 1994.