Rick Dingus
Photographic Works

Marks in Place: Contemporary Responses to Rock Art

artist statement:

Marks in Place presented an opportunity to explore different but related kinds of places in the American West. The project examined petroglyph and pictographs sites in North America, places in the landscape that contained physical responses on the rocks left by indigenous people who had lived there for hundreds or thousands of years before the Anglo explorers arrived. Marks in Place was exhibited as a traveling show, resulted in a book with the same title (UNM Press, 1987), and is now archived at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX. The National Endowment for the Arts, University of Colorado, and Texas Tech University funded the project. Original participants also included Charles Roitz, Steve Fitch, Linda Connor, John Pfahl, and Nathan Lyons.


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