Cave Cacophony

Cave Cacophony

A dizzying array of Southwestern symbols taken from multiple rock art sites from Arizona, Colorado, California, Utah and, New Mexico. Most symbols such as the coyote, wolf, or dog can have different meanings. For instance, a coyote with its tongue hanging out of its mouth can signify that he had been running ahead of the clan to find a place to settle and had turned back. This coyote symbol can be found in Springerville in Arizona. The star is a Hopi clan symbol – the Star Clan found in Willow Springs, Arizona. The bottom anthropomorphic figure is possibly a representation of power lines and/or kinship lines emanating from the head of a shaman. One-horned or two-horned figures appear to denote more than ordinary endowments and talent. Many of these figures appear in petroglyphs and pictographs at Oraibi, Arizona, Utah, Mesa Verde, Colorado and El Paso County, Texas. Cave cacophony is an acrylic painted on printmaking and rice paper. SIZE 18 1/2” x 22”

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