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Mesa Verde was the home of the Ancestral Puebloan People, the mysterious cliff-dwellers whose cities built into the sides of the steep canyon walls, hold such secrets and fascination.

Bacony House

Balcony House, Pastel, 16 x 22

Spruce Tree House

Spruce Tree House I & II, Pastel, 8 x 10

One of the first things that struck me were the forests of dead junipers on the mesa top, victims of lightning-strike fires. The individual trees, twisted and sculped by the challenging environment into articulate shapes, now skeletal, gesturing toward the skies. They seemed the perfect metaphor for he ancient people who once lived here - rooted in Mother Earth, reaching toward Father Heaven, still eloquent in death.

Eoquence of the Dead

Eloquence of the Dead I, III, IV, V, Pastel, 8 x 10





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