Cave Art Memories
Cave memories is an original art piece based on actual cave painting studies. This type of early expression has long captured my fascination. Cave Art usually implies prehistoric origin, but cave paintings can also be of recent production: In the Gabarnmung cave of northern Australia, the oldest paintings certainly predate 28,000 years ago, while the most recent ones were made less than a century ago. No one can say for sure the meaning of this type of artistic expression, be it ritual, religious, good luck hunting, but interestingly after analyzing handprints and stencils in French and Spanish caves it was determined most likely to be the hands of females. There is primitive beauty in the simplicity and undeniable rhythm to Cave Memories tribute to discovered cave art.
This contemporary tribute combines fresco, sculpture, molding techniques, materials science, and history. After years of experimenting, I am satisfied with my custom recipe for this plaster stone mixture for its strength, color retention, surface texture, and relatively lightweight of about 8 lbs. Attachments on the back make hanging this 20 x 14 x 3-inch unique piece super simple. Natural science and history lovers will love this piece, cast from a real stone with a lovely shape for the display of authentic cave art representations.