|My attempt to go back in time and create like a cave dweller!|
I created a piece of confetti dyed fabric that I thought was too plain. I lived with it on the design wall for a few days and thought it looked a little like stone.... mmm.. something prehistoric was creeping into my mind!
|I pulled out a thermofax screen created from pictographs. A few years ago on a family vacation near Moab, Utah I took a photo of the ancient symbols.|
Terri Stegmiller custom made the screen - check out her shop!
|The design is a group of antelope (?), horseback riders and a dog (?). I am not 100% sure what the story is telling but the area in Utah has many similar stories left behind by our ancestors.|
|I wasn't quite satisfied so I laid the fabric on cement and rubbed it with Shiva paint sticks.|
I checked out cave painting books from the library to research the tools, colors and typical subject matter our ancient forebears recorded. It is amazing to me that in such a primitive culture artists were active in making marks and recording their stories in the caves they used as dwellings.
Thank you ancient artists - I hope today's mark makers do you proud!