Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ghost Hands

These outlines of painted hands in Canyonlands National Park are a common element in rock art. This type of rock art is usually a negative image of the hand, that is, the paint shows the hand blocking the paint. These are unusual because the hands are colored and also shown in "ghost" images with internal details as if the hands were transparent. This type of painting has also been called x-ray painting.

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