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The Inca Cross Via Archaeoastronomy

Gary Fouts's avatar Gary Fouts

The viewer takes a journey into the history of the Inca civilization through the photographer's unique use of images. The color images in this series depict the current Andean people expressing themselves through their brightly died fabrics. Each black and white image in this series depicts archaeological monuments or ruins that have astronomical significance that reach back to the culture's roots. If the viewer steps back, they will observe a colorful Chakana, or Inca Cross, the artist has composed out of his use of color pictures. The contrast between color and black and white images also echo the melding of the current Andean culture and their roots in Archaeoastronomy. Most cultures are deeply founded in the native's interpretation of the heavens. The images are from the artist's travels where he studied both the Andean culture and archaeoastronomical heritage. The artist uses each archaeological monument and ruin depicted to this day in his classes at Santa Monica College.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 29 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 29 inches