The Universal Human Urge To Mark
As an artist I have long been fascinated by the universal human urge to connect through mark making, particularly the ancient pictographs our ancestors created in caves around the world. Eager to learn more, in the summer of 2015 I traveled to Spain and France to view the ancient markings and etchings in 11 cave sites, including the Lascaux Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I continued the following year with a hard trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia, where I saw marks dating to nearly 40,000 BC, currently considered one of the oldest marks in the world. Most recently, I traveled in October 2017 to Namibia, Africa, to explore the culture of the indigenous San tribes and examine their rock art.