Austin Photographer John R. Rogers shot this photograph. Check out the website JohnRRogers.com for more information & please make a comment .
Somewhere between 300 & 700 years ago the local and or migrating Native Americans (Pueblo, Apache & Navajo) created these petroglyph's by pecking or striking a stone against these rocks to knock a small bit of the darker surface off the basalt boulder revealing the lighter basalt beneath. These are in the Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico and they are if you will; a sort of a very early monochromatic pointillism. More accurately, as it says on the www.nps.gov/petr/index.htm website "These images are inseparable from the cultural landscape, the spirits of the people who created, and who appreciate them." As you walk among the boulders you can not help but feel the spirit of these people that they left behind on this land, these stones, these pieces of the earth.
From my blog at: www.JohnRRogers.com
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