Primal Urges

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How does a cave painting affect my art today?

Primal Urges

Our ancestors used graphics to depict stories and to mark territories. Tools were limited, and symbolism was tantamount in relaying information to others. A paw print represented an animal. A handprint might have been a welcome or a stop signal. Graphic images are signs; the context gives them a unique meaning, and positioning can lend them a new significance.



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