Hawaiian Runner Petroglyph 15″ x 16″
Petroglyph figures chipped with stone tools into smooth pahoehoe lava flows can be found on all Hawaiian islands near coastlines along prehistoric trails. Most of the images were left behind by ancient Polynesian inhabitants and contain both religious and social messages although their exact meanings are cloaked in mystery.
This collection of limited edition welded copper sculpture, by artist Frank Andrews, is derived from on-site drawings and photographs for anthropological accuracy. The figures are selected to recreate the elegance of Hawaiian prehistoric rock art. Each piece comes ready to mount on a wall in your home.
This “Runner” petroglyph motif was found in Pohue, Hawaii and was recreated by Frank Andrews in this beautifully welded copper mold.
From Wikipedia, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroglyph :
“Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art. Outside North America, scholars often use terms such as “carving”, “engraving”, or other descriptions of the technique to refer to such images. Petroglyphs are found worldwide, and are often associated with prehistoric peoples. The word comes from the Greek word petro-, theme of the word “petra” meaning “stone”, and glyphein meaning “to carve”, and was originally coined in French as pétroglyphe.
The term petroglyph should not be confused with petrograph, which is an image drawn or painted on a rock face. Both types of image belong to the wider and more general category of rock art or parietal art. Petroforms, or patterns and shapes made by many large rocks and boulders over the ground, are also quite different. Inukshuks are also unique, and found only in the Arctic (except for reproductions and imitations built in more southerly latitudes).
Another form of petroglyph, normally found in literate cultures, a rock relief or rock-cut relief is a relief sculpture carved on “living rock” such as a cliff, rather than a detached piece of stone. While these relief carvings are a category of rock art, sometimes found in conjunction with rock-cut architecture,they tend to be omitted in most works on rock art, which concentrate on engravings and paintings by prehistoric or nonliterate cultures. Some of these reliefs exploit the rock’s natural properties to define an image. Rock reliefs have been made in many cultures, especially in the Ancient Near East. Rock reliefs are generally fairly large, as they need to be to make an impact in the open air. Most have figures that are larger than life-size.” (Wikipedia)
Please allow two weeks for yours to be handmade by the artist.
Hawaiian “Runner” Petroglyph 15″ x 16″