"We Are Here: Pueblo Painting & Place"
Title: We Are Here: Pueblo Painting & Place (Plateau: Land and People of the Colorado Plateau, 2/2)
Authors: Polly Schaafsma, Lawrence Loendorf, Elizabeth Newsome, Jessica Welton, Ferrell Secakuku, Diane Rechel, Ramson Lomatewama
Publication Date: 2005
"Introduction: Pueblo Painting & Place", by Polly Schaafsma Pueblo petroglyphs and paintings invest a place with significance, reinforce social and cultural identities, and link places to supernatural powers. "Pigments of the Imagination: Basketmaker Paintings in Canyon Del Muerto", by Lawrence Loendorf, Ph.D. Most pictographs are composed of a red or white, even a dull gray color, but in Canyon Del Muerto, a full array of color has been preserved for over a thousand years. The use of storage cists and their pictographs may help archeologists interpret who the painters were and why certain images are used. "Weaving the Sky: The Cliff Palace Painted Tower", by Elizabeth Newsome, Ph.D. Murals at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde seem to refer to landscapes: earth, mountains, sky, and celestial objects. Can we unravel the meanings of these paintings by exploring ancient and historic relationships among textiles, paintings, and special places-landscapes and buildings? "The Watchtower Murals: 1930's Paintings of Fred Kabotie", by Jessica Welton Desert View Watchtower, designed by Mary Colter, is adorned with Hopi murals painted by Fred Kabotie. Explore the significance of these murals and their meanings in the Hopi community. "The Snake Story" as told by Ferrell Secakuku This legend gives a Hopi spiritual perspective on how Hopi ancestors came to live in their high desert homeland. Behind the Cameras: Rupestrian CyberServices, by Diane Rechel Evelyn Billo and Robert Mark travel the world to record and preserve rock art through site mapping; digital image enhancement, and panoramic, mosaic and traditional photographic techniques. Poem: "Stillness" by Ramson Lomatewama