henley / graphics Photography
Chaco Canyon Petroglyph, 1987
This photograph of a Native American Petroglyph was taken at Chaco Canyon in
April, 1987 (Shortly after I moved to New Mexico). Now, this
petroglyph doesn't look quite the same after markings by tourists.
I'm attracted to this frog-like image because it says to me that we
should always speak from our heart. The photograph usually makes the glyph look
like it's embossed in the rock, and not pecked into it like
it actually is. Another photographer told me that the visual illusion comes with the right lighting. I'm convinced
it's a small part of the great mystery held by these engraved images.
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7 January 2001
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