Tuesday, February 2, 2010
THE STRATA OF THE ROCK FORMATION
The slanting lines of the strata, gives a structure to the way in which the cave art presents us with a visual narrative. The images seem to follow the lines created by the stratification of what appears to be a sandstone where natural fissures indicate the way in which layers have been formed in the mountain structure. Here perhaps we are also witnessing the beginning of a narrative process which like writing, follows a linear pattern along pre-determined bands that will in due course of time represent the way in which a story also follows a cursive process, one image following on another in a connected flow of symbols that indicate a development through time as well as space.