|SMALL BLACK AND WHITE PETROGLYPH (c. 1996), BY BOB RANKIN|
ACQUIRED FROM THE ARTIST, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, DECEMBER 1996
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The word petroglyph derives from the Greek forms "petro" (rock) and "glyph" (picture); a rock picture, or cave painting.
This small work is one of the first of Bob's series of petroglyph works; he has since done a number of larger petroglyphs, many of which are in color. My brother Ward, my sister Lee, and I each have one of these small works. My mom picked out the frame for this one... she chose very wisely.
You can see deer/antelopes, a couple of hunters with spears, a sun image, and what I call "the antler guy" in this work. It's pretty cool.
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