Russian Rock Art and Graffiti

I’m taking an online class FROM GLYPH TO GRAFFITI, delving into my interest in human marks/writing in the landscape.

This image is by the Russian street artist, Pavel 183, who worked anonymously. The stenciled image might be an example of “going over” or putting up a piece over someone else’s graffiti. But I can’t tell just from looking who did the background.


A prehistoric petroglyph from the Lake Onega area of Russia. I was amazed, acclimatized as I am to bison or humpbacked flute players, to see this image—both naturalistic and mythic.


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I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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