Thursday, April 28, 2011

Petroglyphs: Journal of Antiquities

Petroglyph: Petro-combined form, meaning rock or stone; Glyphs-a shallow vertical channel or carved fluting. (Greek- glyphein: to carve)

After a recent movie night, where I watched
the DVD of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,
I decided that a Journal of Antiquities
would be a fun project.  Indie's dad, Henry Sr.,
had spent years creating
a research journal of all the clues
to finding the Holy Grail. Of course it was
chased  all the way through the movie
and passes through many hands,
both villain and hero...
cryptic clues, diagrams and
drawings make it pretty cool...

I purchased a small journal with
pages 3 1/2" x 5 1/2 ".
I began my search for treasure in a
reference book in our local library.
Amazing diagrams, photos,
maps and explanations fill the book...

Native Americans taking the time to
carve these in stone with
primitive tools must have been
a labor of love, or perhaps
a search for power...

The author of the book didn't claim to know
what these human figures represented.
I have to say it looks to me like there
is some hanky-panky going on!
Perhaps a fertility drawing?
My antiquities 'research' will continue as
I am fond of ancient cultures and their art:
Egyptian, Mayan, Native American.
There may be some European religious Icons to
be drawn and admired.
Take the journey with me...


  1. I love these projects you set for yourself. And I know what you mean! Every time i've seen that movie, I want to make a book like that one! You have captured it.

  2. Wow! I love these projects and drawings!
    I am a big fan of petroglyphs myself!

    Thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop...
    I am your newest follower! :)

    Wishing you the best,


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