Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Mother and Father Sky Create the World

As it was explained to me by our guide, this is a representation of "Mother and Father Sky Creating the World." These images are off the beaton path and not publicized due to problems with people destroying them by carving their initials, copying them through destructive means, or attempts to break off and sell them. They were created by taking a hard object and punching a point in the rock "veneer." Each figure represents hundreds of these individual chiselled points. It is part of a larger collection of petroglyphs, but these figures were selected and the photo was cropped for emphasis.