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Chaco Canyon Petroglyph
Chaco Canyon Petroglyph, 1987


This photograph of a Native American Petroglyph was taken at Chaco Canyon in April, 1987 (Shortly after I moved to New Mexico). Now, this petroglyph doesn't look quite the same after markings by tourists. I'm attracted to this frog-like image because it says to me that we should always speak from our heart. The photograph usually makes the glyph look like it's embossed in the rock, and not pecked into it like it actually is. Another photographer told me that the visual illusion comes with the right lighting. I'm convinced it's a small part of the great mystery held by these engraved images.

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Photograph © 1997, All Rights Reserved:
7 January 2001

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