Nevada Petroglyphs

Polly Peacock

Downingtown, United States

  • Available
    Products
    11
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 21

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Traveling along Route 50 in Nevada, USA is an incredible experience. Known to be the loneliest road in America, I can attest that it is. However, due to this fact, it really delivers views of vast, mountainsides, vast land filled with wildlife, deserts, history and great beauty! Route 50 was the main route for the Pony Express. While driving, we happened to spot a very small sign for Hickison Petroglyph Recreation Area, which is located 24 miles east of Austin. Much to my delight, it was full of large red stone rocks with ancient petroglyphs that are carved into the rocks and thought to be 1,000 years old. They were possibly made by the Shoshone Tribe. Petroglyphs suggest magical or ritual connections with hunting activities. They were added seasonally by the group’s religious leader, or shaman, as omens to insure a successful hunt. These petrogylphs are rare, as most petroglyphs are painted, rather than carved. Horse hooves and scratch marks could be representative of successful hunts.

This picture, shot with a Canon XT, equipped with a 75mm lens, is dedicated to ArvyArt, who says he is a “Child of Nature,” however, I believe that he is also a wonderful “Child of Nevada!” To view incredible works of his Nevada adventures, click here: Bubblesite for ArvyArt

Artwork Comments

  • Bunny Clarke
  • Polly Peacock
  • kathy s gillentine
  • Polly Peacock
  • Elizabeth Bravo
  • Polly Peacock
  • tkrosevear
  • Polly Peacock
  • arvyart
  • Polly Peacock
  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
  • Polly Peacock
  • EarthGipsy
  • Polly Peacock
  • Polly Peacock
  • dgscotland
  • Polly Peacock
  • dgscotland
  • Polly Peacock
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.