The Snake Dancer
I NEVER copy others’ artwork, but made an exception for this one.
It was drawn by hands over a thousand years ago, considered a “Chaco-era” glyph. It is one of over 100,000 glyphs carved into large lava rocks on the side of a mesa on the Wells Petroglyph Preserve.…
This drawing was a big deal for me, never attempting such before. I learned a lot.
First, the difficulty of using stone tools to peck little dots into shapes on a rock would require great skill and a large amount of time. Multiply that by 100,000 glyphs, and you can imagine this is an important site. Intentional.
Second, after studying Chaco for several years, I know that there are absolutely no coincidences, no accidents. I also know that absolutely everything is symbolic and imbued with deep spiritual significance.
Several times while drawing this, my pen refused to let the ink onto the paper. When I doubled checked the shape, I found that I was about to make a mistake. This has not happened to me. Ever. The more time I spent on this, the deeper I got into it. There are levels of meaning here that I don’t know, or know yet.
Last, everything is a circle or a spiral. Chaco continues to expand. Lasting, beautiful, connected.