Spider Rock

Tyler Voorhees's avatar Tyler Voorhees

Spider Rock - - - 24x48 inches - - - acrylic, watercolor paper, soluble copper, graphite on stained birch panel - - - Spider Rock is a 800 ft. towering monolith of rock in the Canyon de Chelly in northeastern Arizona. I first read about it in Blood and Thunder by Hamilton Sides (an INCREDIBLE epic of the American West) and was taken aback by its power and the stories that it inspired. In particular, the Din’eh (Navajo) held it in high regard as the home of one of their holy people, Spider Woman. According to legend, Spider Woman was the one who taught the Din’eh how to weave their beautiful blankets and lives atop Spider Rock. In this painting, I placed The Lady, a character that represents all that I've learned from the women in my life, atop Spider Rock, her calm posture and cool demeanor emanating to all below.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: acrylic, watercolor paper, kraft paper on stained birch panel
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 48 inches