Chauvet Inscriptions – inspired by the painted rock art of Chauvet Caves, France
Mixed media on canvas
30cm x 60cm

Available as prints: 
A4 - $12
A3 - $24

Chauvet Caves have some of the oldest painted and draw rock art in the world. Chauvet is considered one of the most significant pre-historic rock art sites and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. According to radio carbon dating the caves were used by humans up to 32,000 years ago. However, they were never inhabited, only visited.
Various walls are covered in beautiful, life like drawing of animals and human-animal figures. Some of these animals never physically existed in the Chauvet region. Even more unique is the movement depicted in the drawings. Animals often have six or more legs representing what one can capture in a blurred photo of movement in action. There have also been interesting correlations drawn by scientists between the locations of rock art within the complex caves and spaces of acoustic resonance in the caves. How did the ancients have such a deep understanding of sound, creation of form and resonance?

Original design was from - AD ASTRA – Solo Exhibition 2016
Ad Astra - Latin for "To the Stars". 

An exhibition of paintings by Jessica Curtis exploring imagery & myths of places upon the earth that meet the stars of the heavens.

Ad Astra is an exhibition of paintings by Jessica Curtis exploring imagery & myths of places upon the earth that meet the stars of the heavens. The exhibition comprises of a series of paintings inspired by the petroglyphs, rock, geoglyphs and crop circles of the world:

Petroglyphs are prehistory rock art pecked into rock and are most often thousands of years old.

Geoglyphs are large designs or motifs (generally longer than 4 metres) produced on the ground and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape.

Rock art can be in the form or petroglyphs or art painted or drawn or rocks, cliffs and in caves.

A crop circle or crop formation is a pattern created by flattening a crop or weaving a crop, often cereal crops. Usually these appear in large formations.

Rock art and petroglyphs reflect how the ancient record keepers recorded sacred knowledge and experiences within the caves, tunnels, ravines and rock features of the wilderness. Such sites were often places of great significance to the indigenous peoples. Places where ceremony, ritual and initiation were performed and then inscribed in stone. These experiences would have been enhanced by the unique acoustical properties commonly found in these spaces. Often these spaces were and are still acknowledged as gateways into other realms and dimensions such as the subterranean worlds of the gods or ancestors.

In Search of the Divine - Jessica Curtis

In Search of the Divine engages in creative projects & collaborations that bring the spiritual & scientific together; inspiring a higher dialogue on the themes pondered by the great mystical traditions of the Earth, which looked to the stars as home.

Core to her art practice, Jessica Curtis, uses art as a transformative vehicle to assist in the reorientation of consciousness to a multi-dimensional perspective. Thus creating a point of reference to unveil the divine template behind these times of great transition and transformation unfolding on Earth; ultimately fostering a spark of divine recognition.

Jessica Curtis
P: 0414 770 289
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Chauvet Inscriptions – inspired by Chauvet Caves, France - A3 Art Print