Cambrian II

Cambrian II

Similar to Cambrian I in that the theme is that of fossils. Many of these symbols derive from an exploration trip to the Green River Basin in Utah. This basin begins at Flaming Gorge in the state’s northeast corner, meanders through Dinosaur National Monument and finally unites with the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. Evidence of rock art as well as fossils are quite prevalent. The title of Cambrian II derives from the fact that in the Cambrian evolutionary time line there was major diversification of life. Numerous modern animals phyla appear, reef builders, trilobites, worms and, sponges. The lines separating the various images represent, for me, the major geologic time periods of Precambrian, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic.

This painting was constructed on printmaking and rice paper. The main technique consisted of using carved rubber stamps and imprinting while the acrylic paint was still wet. This is a companion piece to Cambrian I. SIZE 18 1/2 x 22.

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