"Chaco Shadow" Original watercolor
Original watercolor 24 x 30 painted on Arches 300lb watercolor paper.
This is Chaco canyon- a beautiful, desolate, sacred place. The painting is an attempt to capture the ancient voices embedded in the stones that seem to whisper as you pass by . As I watched the darkness creep over an ancient wall, I was struck by a pervading sense of timelessness. In a thousand years, little has changed . The descendants of ravens here when the occupants of Chaco were living and breathing, follow you with distrustful eyes. The sun shines, the shadows fall, just as they have throughout the ages.
Life is full of paradox. Beautiful, terrible, momentary and eternal all at the same time. Inhabitants of the earth have lived this incongruity while attempting to create order over the millennia in every society. Their remnants connect us to our shared human experience.