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Welcome to Modern Cave Paintings
Please enjoy these paintings of cave wall petroglyphs created by BC artist Teyjah McAren. These pieces include acrylics on paper as well as works of highly texturized, wall-sized images of prehistoric animals and people created with acrylic gels. Explore a realm of mystery and symbolism. Take a journey through time and places unknown. Visit Teyjah’s video blog for much more information about her art.
“My paintings represent my own struggle to understand the mysterious and my own search for meaning.”
Discover prehistoric animals and people through cave wall paintings and petroglyphs. These works of art are steeped in the mythology and symbolism of the ancient people such as the Anasazi in the American Southwest and the People of the Eland and San Bushmen of Africa. As Teyjah experiences emotions walking among the caves and canyons of these mysterious lands, she paints what she feels. She is interested in symbols, rock art, and cave petroglyphs of the American Southwest. Exploring Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, Mesa Verde, and Canyon de Chelly, she was struck by the solitude and mystery of these places. Her feelings were only enhanced as she later discovered parallels in the rocky terrain of South Africa and of the signs that the indigenous cultures had left behind in the stone.
Time Trackers is all about Zuni and Pueblo myth from the time of Origin. Spiral shapes for these tribes...December 4, 2011
The main theme of Cambrian I has to do with fossils. The small designs represent the remnants of small...December 4, 2011
The painting consists of patterned body anthromorphs (attribution of human characteristics to non-living things, phenomena, spirits, or deities) along...December 4, 2011
The Hopi Indians live in 12 villages set on three mesas (First, Second & Third) in Northeastern Arizona. To...December 3, 2011
The Hopi Indians live in 12 villages set on three mesas( First, Second & Third) in Northeastern Arizona. To...December 3, 2011
Each kachina has a particular marking or symbol that identifies him or her as well as a costume. There...December 3, 2011