© mike connealy
Ash Spring

A single, small, red-pigmented painting is located at Ash Spring next to a shallow rock shelter. The spring still has freely running water in it. Located as it was in the hills near a great flat mesa that formed part of the infamous Jornada del Muerto, it must have seemed a miraculous place, ideally suited to well-mounted nomads. Like Apache rock art elsewhere, the Ash Spring example is gracefully naturalistic and powerful.

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