Contemporary versions of pre-historic symbols on this tile

Contemporary versions of pre-historic symbols on this tile


This framed silk screened and painted tile can be used as wall art or trivets (or both). The contemporary interpretations of authentic petroglyphs come from a week-long visit in the Owens Valley and China Lake in eastern California. Inset in a wood frame, 7.75” x 7.75”

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Designed to be used to hang on the wall, or as a trivet, this tile displays a series of images in a stylistic petroglyph manner. A variety of techniques were used, primarily silk screen.

There are many reasons why people have created petroglyphs for thousands of years. They are powerful cultural symbols that reflect complex societies. While anthropologists don’t fully understand or agree what the symbols meant eons ago, they are intriguing. Some experts believe the handprint was similar to a signature. Some petroglyphs seem to depict real events whilst many other examples are apparently entirely abstract. Could the fish mean abundant food?