From time to time I'll be adding to this blog with more detailed information about my work and travels. I'll share more detailed information about individual pieces and include photos from my travels. Stay tuned...
This is an amazing collection of petroglyphs found in central Utah, part of the Bears Ears National Monument. It's 15 miles west of US-191, which runs between Moab and St. George, on State Road 211. This road leads to the Needles section of Canyonlands National Park. Added to over a period of 2000 years, the 200 square foot area has over 650 different petroglyphs. It is one of the largest collections of petroglyphs in a single location. Some are post-Columbian, as can be seen by the presence of figures mounted on horseback. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area!
In central Utah, along the road into the Needles area of Canyonlands National Park, is a remarkable collection of hundreds of petroglyphs on a single large rock. This is my third rendition of some of those petroglyphs. This piece is a significant departure from my previous method of representing petroglyphs. Instead of creating an outline and depressing the image inside the outline, I've created this one more in the fashion of the original rock artists, by pecking individual marks into the copper. And I've used a different system of putting a patina on the piece. Of course it's more time consuming and fussy ( see "Think!"), but I'm excited about how it's more true to the original rock art.
This is the Heceta Head Lighthouse, found near Florence, Oregon. It's one of my favorites. The setting is gorgeous and I was there on a perfect day.