Lascaux Cave, Dorgogne, France, 17,000 Yrs Ago.
The elegance of these images never fails to impress. These people thrived through one of the most tumultuous of times, almost apocalyptic in its intensity and duration….the end of the last ice age.
These forms must be a kind of iconography ; visual links to something otherwise inexpressible. You get the feeling that these are not mere animals, but a kind of link or bridge to a consciousness filled with what is now an unknown numinous power.