Canyon de Chelly is a breathtaking canyon
in the Navajo Indian Reservation near Chinle AZ.
Civilizations (Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo) have inhabited
these canyons for over 5000 years.
I spent a lot of time on the reservation
painting murals for a few hotels in the 90's.
Chinle, Kayenta, Monument Valley and Page
This was a dream client!
The landscape, the sculptural sandstone walls and ruins,
even learning Navaho etiquette,
lit a fire under my creative spirit and
continues as an inspiration for Andi-Le.
Canyon de Chelly is historic and spiritual.
You can feel the past and hear the ghosts in the wind.
The southwest and the textures of it's canyons,
mesas, buttes, plateaus and desert lands
will excite your soul.
I fell in love with the rock formations and prehistoric rock art.
In fact, my first metal sculptures were a series
of 6-8 foot tall petroglyphs.
( AHHHH! The olden days! from the 1900's )
Til Next time,