Small Paradigm Shift Series
The small works series "Small Paradigm Shift" includes replicas of actual petroglyphs found in the Grand Canyon. The current paradigm is that humans came around long after the dinosaurs were gone. Many early artist's petroglyphs show the coexistence of humans and dinosaurs. The ramifications of this paradigm shift is too much for many people to consider, so the art is ignored as if doesn't exist. I liken the showing of existing petroglyph art, similar to what the first contemporary artists did to help people see in a different way. Warhol did it with soup cans and Duchamp did it with his "Fountain". I find the parallels of Banksy's graffiti and early artist's "graffiti" amazing. The corresponding Mini Grand Canyon drawings do three things, 1) My painting ability is demonstrated next to the simple dinosaur designs, 2) A statement is made that while The Grand Canyon is Large, it is small in the creator's eyes, 3) An observation that all evidence demonstrates that the Canyons were laid down quickly during a cataclysmic flood, and formed possibly within a few years, not millions of years as the current paradigm states.