© Atala Dorothy Toy
These ancient pictorial records – called petroglyphs – were created by people who lived in the Capitol Reef, Utah area between 300 to 1300 CE. They are known as the Fremont Petroglyphs. This is a Limited Edition art print.
This art photograph has been released in the following sizes and editions. Please contact me if you have needs of a different size print:
Photo: 7.5 x 10 inches | Paper: 8.5 x 11 inches | mat: 11×14 inches | edition: 50
Photo: 12.75 x 18.75 inches | Paper: 13 x 19 inches | mat: 18 x 24 inches | edition: 50 + 2AP
Cards: 7 x 10 inches folded with envelope | open edition
Petroglyphs are images pecked into rock, as here. We also have records of ancient peoples in pictographs, which are images painted onto surfaces.
The purpose of these images is often debated, depending upon your view of Native American cultures and their belief in star people who visit them to impart information, tools and protection. Many of the images are for success in the hunt. Others are fantastical beings. The images of beings in headdress could either be in the tradition of dressing in masks for ceremonial purposes, or as some believe, recording the culture’s contact with extra-terrestrial beings.
Is that a happy rock spirit looking on from bottom right?
This is a limited edition art photograph and is available only until its designated run length is reached.
I handprint each photograph myself, using archival-quality ink on 60 lb 10 mil thick acid free archival-quality matte paper. The image is signed and numbered on the back and arrives with its own uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The digital watermark visible on the internet view of this piece is not present on the print itself.
The photographs are set in thick quality buffered–pH Neutral matting. The 5×7 cards with envelopes are open editions, also printed with archival-quality inks on archival-quality paper.
I offer free shipping within the United States. The photos are shipped taped to their mat, between two mat board backings, inside a custom-size heavy cardboard envelope/sleeve.
Contact me by email – email@example.com – for shipping to other countries.