"Men come and go, cities rise and fall, whole civilizations appear and disappear-the earth remains, slightly modified. The earth remains, and the heartbreaking beauty where there are no hearts to break....I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun." - Edward Abbey
There’s a lot of stories to tell
Travel flashback! I never got around to sharing this other cliff dwelling I painted at Mesa Verde back in May, even though it was prob one of my favorites from that trip! It was not an easy painting, though. I was too tired to stand up, so I ended up painting it through the chain link fence enclosing the overlook.... 😆
Consistently making art while traveling can be exhausting - sometimes paintable spots fall into your lap, and sometimes you have to fight for them! But now I can’t imagine traveling any other way... 👩🏻🎨
Big travel news coming soon!!
Mesa Verde, Colorado (2015)
Cliff Palace has absolutely amazing structures! It's the largest cliff dwelling in North America with 23 kivas and 150 rooms. It's estimated the Ancient Puebloans built the structures between 1190-1260 CE and inhabited the structures until 1300 CE. It's mind-blowing to think about how long these structures have existed. While the location was inhabited, it's estimated about 100 people lived here. This site is one of about 600 cliff dwellings located at Mesa Verde.
Day 6: Mesa Verde National Park
Hi everyone as you know I like to support local events. There is a program that is great for kids and adults who just want to stop by and learn of the local art work that will be displayed in the city. If you want to get involved or have an opinion this seems like the time to do it. Get involved check it out! #albuquerque #mesaverdenationalpark #apprenticeship #supportisapparent
Cliff Palace was the first set of ruins to be seen by Richard Wetherill and his brother-in-law, Charlie Mason on December 18th, 1888. They were riding across the mesa top looking for stray cattle, when they saw the “magnificent city” through the blowing snow and christened it Cliff Palace. .
#coloradohistory #absolutelyamazing #learningexperience