Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Religion in Rocks

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Sandra Charlson

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This project is being submitted as part of the requirements for ARTH 3270, Native North American Art. For my project I would like to talk about how religion influences art. Especially what religious figures we see in rock art found in the Great Basin Area. Religion is something that has always intrigued me because understanding a religion can lead to more understanding about the culture. Religion gives us insight into how people interacted and what they believed. We can often find religious iconography and symbolism in art which allows us to better interpret the possible meanings of the artwork. One of the main ideas for this project is to study the religious significance and symbolism of figures found in Great Basin rock art. The first step would be exploring and learning about the religion. One of the next steps would be choosing a particular area to see what religious figures appear the most in rock art and try to find out why this figure is important to the culture and how it relates to their religion. The main points of this paper will be supported with research from the internet. The visuals used to support the thesis will be photos of rock art and possibly creating a pictogram of my own using similar styles to those of the Native Americans. When talking and studying about the religious aspect, it could be helpful to include significant myths. Many of the handouts we've received in class would also be beneficial when discussing rock art. I would like to conclude by highlighting how much religion influences art. I would like to help others see how important religion is and how much insight religion can give us on other cultures. There are many routes this paper could take but analyzing the religious figures that pop up in the art is the route I will take. I'm excited to see where my research takes me.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Religion in Rocks

The South Atrium

This project is being submitted as part of the requirements for ARTH 3270, Native North American Art. For my project I would like to talk about how religion influences art. Especially what religious figures we see in rock art found in the Great Basin Area. Religion is something that has always intrigued me because understanding a religion can lead to more understanding about the culture. Religion gives us insight into how people interacted and what they believed. We can often find religious iconography and symbolism in art which allows us to better interpret the possible meanings of the artwork. One of the main ideas for this project is to study the religious significance and symbolism of figures found in Great Basin rock art. The first step would be exploring and learning about the religion. One of the next steps would be choosing a particular area to see what religious figures appear the most in rock art and try to find out why this figure is important to the culture and how it relates to their religion. The main points of this paper will be supported with research from the internet. The visuals used to support the thesis will be photos of rock art and possibly creating a pictogram of my own using similar styles to those of the Native Americans. When talking and studying about the religious aspect, it could be helpful to include significant myths. Many of the handouts we've received in class would also be beneficial when discussing rock art. I would like to conclude by highlighting how much religion influences art. I would like to help others see how important religion is and how much insight religion can give us on other cultures. There are many routes this paper could take but analyzing the religious figures that pop up in the art is the route I will take. I'm excited to see where my research takes me.