About 7 million years ago in what is now New Mexico, tremendous explosions within the Jemez volcanic field deposited rock and ash across a wide area. Over time, erosion and weathering created cones of soft pumice and tuff, topped by harder caprocks. These “tent rocks” can vary in height from a few feet to 90 feet.
Today, the area is preserved as the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. A climb to the crest offers a view of one of the most unusual places on earth. That was the vantage point for this painting.
The original painting was sold to a private collector by an art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.