Rockart Color


The collection of rockart engraving presented here are painted interpretations of rock art from Mount Karkom,  Negev desert of Israel. The central motif was copied directly from the rock art and the background and colors were added to enhance  the original.  


The painting turned out to be very useful for the process of rock art interpretation. Each small detail was examined  and I learned from it is that each incision was important. Each strike in the rock art followed a thought, and it was intentional. The accuracy and relative sizes of image are symbolic only and each detail is  of vital importance. 


For the ancients, the rockart inscription was a form of holy writing, a way to communicate with their gods. The names chosen for the paintings  capture the essence of the rock art engraving as it was deciphered.