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.
One of the more enjoyable techniques I do is what I call “Rock of Ages”. I take pleasure in...July 2, 2014
The latest news regarding European cave art artists is that Neanderthals rather than modern humans (Homo Sapiens) may have...July 2, 2014
Karamu Festivities began after researching festivals and rituals in different parts of the world both modern and ancient. It...February 11, 2014
I normally do not add vivid colours as most petroglyphs or pictographs are subdued and earthy in tonality, however,...February 10, 2014
I often get asked about the difference between grounds, gels and polymer mediums in my classes. Technically speaking a...February 9, 2014
Karamu Festivities began after researching festivals and rituals in different parts of the world both modern and ancient. It...February 8, 2014