“The images are made in the desert country around the Devil’s River, Val Verde County in West Texas.

The landscape ignites the imaginations of modern campers as they contemplate the stars, rock formations shaped by forces of water, and thorny desert plants.

Nowadays not many people live there, but in the past Paleoindians made it their home, living in rock shelters or on the flat tops of bluffs. Their shadows still haunt the landscape, making their stories vivid. Bird Woman descended to earth by falling through a hole in the sky. Waterbirds carried her down to the sea and set her on the back of a turtle, which became her home, with Turtle Woman, on Turtle Island. Earth Mother filled the earth with egg stones that became humans, animals, and plants, which humans have the duty to nurture and maintain. The landscape ignites the imaginations of modern campers as they contemplate the stars, rock formations shaped by forces of water, and thorny desert plants.”

Carol Hayman is a Mixed-Media Artist. Her work appears in our double issue 03 & 04. You can view more on her website.

Blue Sage Green Paper
Earthmother Petal Paper
Swirling River Rocks CC on Bark
Under Water Blue Paper
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Yucca CC on Bark

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