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Art and Rituals in Karamu Festivities

Karamu Festivities began after researching festivals and rituals in different parts of the world both modern and ancient. It became evident how rituals and festivities serve to unite us as human beings no matter the country. It seems we all love a party!

 

Why Do I Paint Rock Art?


In front of “Freedom Flight”.

 

In My Studio


“Come and have a look inside of my studio”.

Cave Valley Pictographs

You will see three sites in Zion National Park. Petroglyph Canyon is an Ancestral Puebloan site located in a shaded narrow slickrock canyon. Among the glyphs are several figures with burden baskets. Near the south entrance station is a possible solstice site. In the higher Kolob Terrace region is the site type for the Cave Valley style, a large sandstone cave with dozens of pictographs, some superimposed, in a variety of colors. They date from archaic to Paiute. On the return, the group will see the Quail Creek petroglyph site. This major site along the Virgin River has an extensive archaic panel, a large bear paw with an unusual number of toes, and an artful and dramatic story panel. Petroglyph Canyon requires a short, steep drop into the wash. Cave Valley is less than one mile of mostly sandy walking. Many Quail Creek glyphs can be seen from the road, but to see all the glyphs requires some easy to moderate slickrock walking. About 120 miles driving on paved roads.
Zion Petroglyph Canyo on YouTube.

 

Zion Petroglyph Canyon

A lot of the petroglyphs here resemble desert big horn sheep and canines This site is spread along one wall of a narrow canyon and the petroglyphs have been protected by the rock overhangs.


Zion Petroglyph Canyo on YouTube.

 

African Art Collection

 

Kachinas

Teyjah’s drawn kachinas are placed on rice paper and then transferred to printmaking paper. This printmaking paper has usually been weathered, scarred, or textured with various types of brushes or other tools. The weathered effect helps evoke the passage of time and its connection with the rock art of the region.

Kachinas on YouTube.

 

African Art Collection

These art in this video has been inspired by the petroglyphs found in South Africa’s Drakensberg and Cedarberg Mountains — Teyjah’s African Petroglyph Art Collection.

African Petroglyph Art Collection on You Tube.

 

Southwest Petroglyphs

These modern cave paintings are inspired by the petroglyphs of the ancient Anasazi people, forebears of the Hopi, Zuni and Havasupai people. They lived in what is today called the United States Four Corners region: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.


Southwest Petroglyphs on YouTube.

 

 Visit to Paiute Cave

Located deep in the Arizona Strip south of St. George, Paiute Cave represents a very different culture and artistic techniques. Travelling south on a good, sometimes washboard, dirt road, you will stop at the Bundyville Schoolhouse for a rest break, then head up the Hurricane Cliffs on another good road stopping at the Uinkaret Pueblo and Nixon Springs. From there it is a short distance to Nampaweap, an extensive petroglyph site located in a shallow basalt canyon. It is about a two-hour walk to see the glyphs which may require some light scrambling to see all of them. Then you will descend Mt. Tribal and travel the Clayhole Road to Paiute Cave, a large cavern in the basalt containing well-preserved Paiute pictographs. From there you return to St. George. A full day of driving and exploration. See more video’s from Teyjah on Youtube.

 

Nampaweap

Nampaweap is a two-hour hike, moderate. Located deep in the Arizona Strip south of St. George, these two isolated sites represent very different cultures and artistic techniques.

Listen to Teyjah’s description of the cave art petroglyphs. See more video’s from Teyjah on Youtube.