"Cliff Dweller"


The painting depicts an imaginary portrait of someone who could have perhaps lived in the canyons as depicted in "Mesa Verde I, II, and III". He is is deliberately athletic and passively confrontational and is framed by a typical Anasazi doorway as depicted in the "Kiva" painting. The painting is intended to make the viewer reflect on how living in a cliff dwelling must have demanded unique human qualities.

The work forms part of the Mesa Verde Suite.

Signed lower right.  Size: 178 cm. x 152.5 cm. - 70in. x 60 in.  - Date: 2006   -  Oil on Linen

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