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.
Nuvak’ Chin Mana kachina is essentially the Snow kachina. She is part of the Niman ceremony or Home-Going ceremony...December 2, 2011
The symbols of the butterfly and hummingbird in “Freedom Flight” represent a lifting of the spirit. On an emotional...November 30, 2011
I choose acrylics for most of my experimental and textural work because acrylics are a forgiving medium. The ability...November 30, 2011
I have a good friend who takes me flying around the beautiful Okanagan and Nicola Valley in his small...November 30, 2011