Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo: Newspaper Rock

Today is theme day for City Daily Photo Bloggers and the theme is Graffiti.

Graffiti communicates messages and can be artsy to look at like the photo I am sharing today.

This is called a newspaper rock, which means a rock with a collection of petroglyphs. This is a southwestern type of graffiti.

This photo is of petroglyph rock containing Native American symbols. This rock was designed, chiseled and hammered by a very good friend of mine named Jim Lowman. He said it took about 100,000 strikes to create this art piece. I really like it.

Jim created this art as part of an arts summer class we participate in. See other works of art by artists in the class at http://leafdogart.com/gallery21.htm

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants for theme day!

Check out our travel photos of the Art of London, England at Viva la Voyage!

16 comments:

Mo said...

Great to show us how ancient our need to communicate by painting on walls really is.

Jazzy said...

ancient graffiti, great.
happy theme day!

Sharon said...

Very clever graffiti for theme day!

Lois said...

Nice choice for Theme Day Julie! I have seen some of the ancient petroglyphs at the Painted Desert. They are so beautiful.

Jilly said...

How wonderful. Even has the feel of some Australian aboriginal art. A very different take on the theme. Love it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a very creative -- and perfect for Arizona -- interpretation of the graffiti theme. Jim is talented, dedicated and generous to have created such a work of art. I hope he had a lot of ball games to watch while he hammered those 100,000 strikes to create this art.

Tracy said...

Clever take, Julie!

glenda said...

This is really great. You can see the story unfold.

Jarart said...

A nice take on the theme! I like it too.

Halcyon said...

Cool! Really old graffiti. Maybe the best I've seen so far.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I LOVE how you interpreted the theme!

Ineke said...

fantastic interpretation of today's theme!

Hood Photo Blog said...

Happy Theme Day - great post for "graffiti" - awesome take on the theme!!!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Hood Photo Blog

ρομπερτ said...

How very impressive !

Please have a good new month and weekend as well.

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gogouci said...

Now that's graffiti I can live with. Beautiful archaeological artifact. Have a great weekend!

JM said...

Fantastic choice, Julie!

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