Barrier Canyon Style Rock Art Painting

The Barrier Canyon rock art is so named because of the large number of painted and pecked figures in that style in Barrier Canyon, Utah. Horseshoe Canyon is a sub-section of Barrier Canyon, where this panel is located. The dominant anthropomorph is surrounded by forms of different size, providing depth. Its torso was created by pecking fine lines and blowing or splattering paint onto the rock, creating the appearance of a buffalo robe. The attendant figures are weathered from further pecking.

The Great Gallery, Horseshoe Canyon, Canyonlands, Utah.