Adventures of a studio artist who works primarily with textile art.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Rangely Rock Art
There is Rock Art scattered around the Rangely, Colorado area in at least a dozen locations. Last spring, we drove through the area and spent a day driving around on dirt roads trying to find them. We did pretty well!
This one - called the Guardian is large. It is located along the highway. We parked across the highway and walked across to get a closer look. It includes a very large Kokopeli (flute player). Shown closer, below. A cable has been anchored across the front of it because it is about to erode away - or rather it is about to fall off in a big chunk. These sandstone bluffs erode easily - of course that's why they made such a good surface for the Rock Art. These examples are pictographs because they are made with pigment rather than carving, and so they fade over time.
I just love rock art! I will be sharing some of our discoveries over the next several Travel Log Tuesdays!