KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic

Barbara Would Schaefer


Artists of Antiquity

Panel before
Artist Comments: Petroglyphs have been found up and down the west coast, some dating back thousands of years. Present native populations have no knowledge about who created them or why and scholars can only speculate on their meaning. I know the artists who created them did so because they ‘had’ to. Creating art feeds the soul. So I wonder; were there deadlines to meet, was everyone a critic and when the last chip was excised from the granite boulder, did the artist sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy that wondrous feeling of accomplishment?