Los Antiguos

Sena

Joined June 2008

  • Available
    Products
    9
  • Artist
    Notes

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

The Ancient Ones.

Tens of thousands of etchings remain from my ancestors who carved depictions of their environment, lives, beliefs and activities into the stones of the American Southwest. It has been only recently that the federal government created Petroglyph National Monument on the western edge of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is fortunate as many of these precious works of art were being defaced by unscrupulous vandals. The establishment of the national monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources including volcanos, archeological sites and an estimated 20,000 carved images.

As a boy, I used to climb about the ‘malpais’ (literally badlands – used for the volcanic rock which abounds at this location) and marvel at the fascinating, yet mostly weathered scratches left by the Ancient Ones. Difficult to describe, I can sum it up simply by saying it is quite mystical; particularly if one is receptive to the spiritual aura the ancient drawings emit.

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.