Contemporary Petroglyphs

Photos of petroglyphs in big landscapes


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Camp 2 at Johnson Homestead

Sundown in late May across a canola field. The tree at top left, is the westernmost edge of the north wind break or hedge.


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Daughter of Artists

Looking north east. Grave is in foreground.


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Camp 2 at Johnson Homestead

South-sout-west view across canola field from rockpile beyond pond from camp.


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STS-132 (Space Shuttle Mission)

Brush fires are a big concern, so there was plenty of water at ready.


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Racoon Rock

This is the path I've trod in to the site. It's difficult to find rocks in this much snow.


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Mr Stewart's Truck

Note the sheep above the rocks.


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Racoon Rock

Through the falling snow, looking up at the evening sky.


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Big Moose in Smelt Brook

Worksite, carving and distant landscape.


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Father and Son

The fields in the distance were broken by the granfather of the man driving this older John Deere tractor.


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Big Moose in Smelt Brook

My host's and his neighbor's boats. The boats are just off the road and many tourists stop to photograph them, so I made my first sign. It reads, 'SEE the PETROGLYPH!'. I hung it up my last night in town, in the dark.


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Father and Son

Lanscape view from under the piece of capstone that's fallen and settled crosswise to the carving. The strips in the background is the winter wheat fields farmed by my host, his sons, and granson. The dark horizontal line on the near side of the strips is a berm built by the Milwaukee Railroad. It


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Big Moose in Smelt Brook

Landscape view looking north.


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Kenmare Petroglyph

After shot of Kenmare Petroglyph. Fully painted in preparation for a full frieze impression.


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Big Moose in Smelt Brook

Landscape view looking north.


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Kenmare Petroglyph

This was my last full day working on my first visit to Kenmare. Harlan Nelson had very graciously planned a dinner to introduce me to about twenty people from Kenmare. It was an opportunity to show impressions and talk to people more comfortably than on the side of the road. As we looked out th


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Kenmare Petroglyph

Art imitating life. Four tanker trucks carved on the rock next to the road where tankers passed endlessly.


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Kenmare Petroglyph

Landscape view looking north up the coulee. It's September, so the wheat in the distant yellow field is ripe and ready to combine. The trouble has been too much rain, so grain is not dry and combines can't get into fields.


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Pickup Pictograph in Sumatra Hills

The white make above and to the right of Lester is a birds alcove/ nest