Ink | Acrylic | Watercolor paper
22 x 30 inches, archival ink and acrylic paint on watercolor paper
Printed on archival art paper, signed and numbered in studio. Each piece in this edition is numbered (1-50), signed, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
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Pueblo Bonito is located in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, a pre-Columbian archeological site.
I visited Chaco Canyon in the early 2000's, camping for the maximum stay allowed, 2 nights on a primitive camp site. It's only accessible by washboard dirt roads, seventy miles from the nearest town. Remote by today's standards.
The canyon is home to multiple pueblos, or great houses, multi-story buildings made of stone walls and wooden beam ceilings.
At an elevation of 6,200 feet, Chaco is a high desert, sun-scorched in the summer and bitterly cold in the winter.
Chaco Culture is a network of archaeological sites in northwestern New Mexico. The sites were linked by an elaborate system of engineered roads, many of which can still be traced. These roads acted as inter-tribal trade routes. Artifacts, flutes, macaw bird bones and seashells are found here from as far away as southern Mexico, perhaps further.
Chacoans were expert skywatchers, with a clear knowledge of the cyclic and seasonal patterns of the sun, moon, and stars. This knowledge is reflectedin the architecture of the great houses, and in various observational and ceremonial sites around the canyon. The most famous among these sites is the Sun Dagger, a petroglyph crafted to mark the cycles of the sun.