Figures of Fremont Origin
18.5" x 28"
Framed: 31" x 41"
Photography, Archival ink on Epson exhibition fiber paper
#1 of 10
signed, titled and dated front
signed, titled, dated and numbered verso
Petroglyphs that cover this conspicuous outcrop on a high point of land in central Utah mark this location as a traditional destination within the cultural landscape. The many dynamic images were carved over a long period of time, as indicated by thier superimpositions and differences between them in the amount of accumulated desert varnish. The fantastic nature of many of the animals depicted here stands out against those found in other sites, although there is no known explanation for these deviant forms. The concerns here appear to have included rain, fertility and abundance. Details of many figures confirm their Fremont origins.

About the Artist
William Frej is an award-winning photographer and author who began his professional life as an architect. He later served for almost thirty years as a diplomat, living and working in Indonesia, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan. He also has traveled extensively in the mountain regions of Nepal, India, Pakistan and in Central Asia, as well as throughout Mexico and Guatemala.

Since 1970, always with his camera at his side, he has photographed Indigenous people and their environments. Bill has produced four fine art photography books since 2020: Maya Ruins Revisited: In the Footsteps of Teobert Maler, Seasons of Ceremonies: Rites and Rituals in Guatemala and Mexico, Travels Across The Roof of the World: A Himalayan Memoir, and now Blurred Boundaries: Perspectives on Rock Art of the Greater Southwest.

His books have won more than forty awards including eight “photography book of the year” awards and a Silver Medal for Travel Books from the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition in 2023.

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