Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
This was painted from a 1976 photo recently given to me by Peggy Merrell Clement, Auzheal's daughter. At present, Auzheal has been hospitialized with various ailments. Please remenber him in your prayers.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
5.5"x8" sketchbook, Ink and Watercolor
This is a view looking up Boca Negra Canyon at the Petroglyph National Monument, near Albuquerque, NM. The canyon was formed by nearby volcanoes that erupted 130,000 years ago. The sheet of lava hardened and eventually was undermined by erosion and eventually broke into these rocks and tumbled down the escarpment. Later, ancient native people pecked images onto many of the rocks, called petroglyphs. There are more than 25,000 cultural images that are still visible. These images possess deep spiritual significance for today's Pueblo Indians and other native peoples. I managed to climb up the trail to near the top of this canyon, but I had a time trying to climb back down!