Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Great Gallery

Painting 1.2, this painting depicts a portion of the "Great Gallery" in Horseshoe Canyon. The Great Gallery is a wall covered in pictographs painted by ancestral Puebloan people sometime between 2000BCE and 500CE. I saw this wall depicted in a movie and it really stuck with me. I hadn't painted anything in a long time but once I started to paint this I finished it in one sitting. The way that the figures are depicted like shadows on the canyon wall reminded me of Plato's allegory of the cave where people who know no difference believe the shadows on a wall to be reality rather than a reflection of reality.

Giclee Print

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