Explain Petroglyphics

I’ve been asked why I named my collection Petroglyphics.

Similar to rock carvings known as petroglyphs, where images are made by pecking directly on a surface using a chisel and hammerstone, I use a digital process in Photoshop to create these pieces. I don’t do anything to the rocks to generate the images. Instead, the process reveals them by enhancing their natural formations. Although there is no carving or rubbing with an actual hand tool, the digital tools are, in a sense, doing precisely that – chiseling layers away while following the patterns naturally in the rock brings forth the art in the rock. I believe these images of faces, figures, patterns, and more have always been there, waiting for discovery.

Pictured below is Legend.

Available in 14″x11″ and 20″x16″ metallic prints.

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