What is fascinating with the new BC Petroglyph collection versus some of the other collections in my portfolio is the simplicity of lines and shapes. Whereas the African and US Southwest paintings are quite ornate, well-defined and seemingly more realistic, BC petroglyphs and pictograms seem more open to interpretation. Figures and animals are more stylized and abstract. They are defined by fewer lines and less detail yet you can still gather the sense and meaning behind the pictograms.
Most of the BC “rock art” would actually be classified as “pictograms” – painted on rather than chipped away on a rock or a cliff face. Because they have mostly been painted, a lot of these pictograms are rapidly disappearing, as climate change and location begins to affect them. Other issues, of course, have to do with the blatant human disregard that these are culturally sensitive areas that need to be protected.
Enjoy this newest series which will feature both a more traditional rendition of the pictograms as well as some abstract, colorful versions of the same painting.
When it comes to petroglyphs and pictograms we can never be certain of the exact meaning of the symbols. Time has a way of erasing the essence of...August 26, 2016
This BC pictogram site is located at the Mara Lake site near Hummingbird Creek. The type of rock is painted on is granite bluff. The main spoken language in the...February 17, 2016
We are the nameless, we are the images of souls of long ago. You will hear our voices in the whispering pines, the echoing caves and in the tales...September 22, 2015