Cave painting in 2017

I have been really busy this week. Artwork and work on a website I have been tasked with by some friends (its looking good but driving me a bit mad at times… sometimes it takes a while to get to grips with new platforms in the web deigning world!)

Anyway this blog is about the first task in the Art Therapy course I am doing. If you still haven’t enrolled I urge you to do so. The more I get into it the more I’m loving it. If you go and read my previous blog you will find a discount code and its a huge discount!

So the task was to look at cave paintings and then create a my modern day version. 

I started investigating cave paintings:

Humans have been painting caves for tens of thousands of years. It started back in the European upper palaeolithic, around 35,000 years ago. Modern day man found the 1st paintings in 1870. Many have debated since those 1st paintings were found of why?, What motivated them to draw in the first place? And what was its purpose? Sadly we will never have a definitive answer, however while doing this course I was tasked to look at cave art and then create my modern day version… it got me thinking about why and this impacted upon my artwork and how I managed to interpret it.

Personally, through looking at the art I found, I feel it was a way of sharing information, memories and leaving advice for the next generation.

    • This cave painting is of handprints. For my modern day version I interpreted it as their version of a photograph. Ive therefore included a photo of one of my favourite places (RECULVER TOWERS IN HERNE BAY)
    • The next cave painting shows people sitting around a fire, talking, some others are standing and doing something (I can’t see what but I think it is probably something they enjoy). Ive added things to my modern day version things that I enjoy. I enjoy music, sewing, shopping, bringing and glitter.
    • The last cave painting I looked at shows people with spears shooting at animals. They are hunting for food. This is something they had to do “to survive”. I do not have to go out and kill animals to survive. However to depict this “to survive” aspect of my life I added a couple of my medication labels to my modern day cave painting.

Im proud of my modern day cave painting. I have not done much mixed media work and this have given me so much confidence in doing more in the future as I really enjoyed it and also am rather proud of the result too.

I hope you like it too.

Have a go and see what you can come up with. If you do take part in this then please post me a picture of the result.


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