Speaking in Tongues This painting happened like a dream coming together, first the hand and it’s ornamentation, next the sparrow hawk, and then the landscape with the Chumash cave symbols. It reminds me of my deep love of the backcountry here in California. Evokes: Love of Nature
Chumash Rock Art The rock art of the Channel Islands region is one of the most well known prehistoric art in the world. The polychrome ( multi-colored ) works of the Chumash attest to a mastery of a visual communication form that embodies the beliefs of generations of Native Americans who lived in the Channel region upwards to 10,000 yrs ago. With no written alphabet available to record their people's stories, these rock paintings are the enduring record of Native American interests.