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.
Located deep in the Arizona Strip south of St. George, these two isolated sites represent very different cultures and...January 12, 2013
So what inferences can be made from rock art being concentrated in some areas, none at easily accessible sites,...December 9, 2012
Good places to look for rock art are the sites of ancient villages and ruins such as Mesa Verde, water...November 26, 2012
Nampaweap is a two-hour hike, moderate. Located deep in the Arizona Strip south of St. George, these two isolated...November 14, 2012
At times different technical methods were chosen and seemed to be dependent on the regional or particular character of...October 10, 2012
The Silent Ones tells the story of the Keeper of the Breath. The Hopi myth states “a stranger came...October 2, 2012