Sky-Worship is a symbolic representation of the interaction of the American Indian with the night sky. Astronomy was well developed in many areas of the Americas prior to the arrival of the Europeans. The Maya had three calendars, and one appears to be based upon the appearance and disappearance of Venus. Chaco Canyon in New Mexico is a fascinating site where more than 400 miles of roads radiate from this regional ceremonial and administrative center. Astronomical observations were made at this site that may be related to the major ceremonial role it played.
The painting contains representations of the moon, stars, planets, and a pueblo. Mystical figures are connected to the pueblo via a symbolic ladder.
24" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas