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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.
It’s been a difficult time for me to be creative since my car crash, essentially, it’s non existent. Imagery...February 23, 2015
Pueblo Bonito Vision was created after a visit to the Pueblo ruins of Chaco Canyon. What is most striking...October 28, 2014
Many years ago, I visited Pueblo Bonito where I had the first of many coyote encounters. During the night,...October 28, 2014
As artists we need to be concerned with the nature of the surface to be painted. For instance, if...October 28, 2014
I am happy to say that my work is now also represented at XANADU Gallery. Xanadu Gallery is a resource...October 24, 2014
Have you ever wandered in nature and been mesmerized by the look and feel of a cliffside? Perhaps a...July 2, 2014