506Pueblo del arroyo Doorways, Chaco Culture National Park, New Mexico
Pueblo del Arroyo Doorways
Chaco Culture National Park, New Mexico
A universal journey metaphor, these ancient pueblo doorways give me a feeling of walking through generations with each door, of hearing ancestors grinding maize and polishing turquoise: that feeling of mystery and wonder that is Chaco. The color differences are caused by a natural phenomenon I have studied for years and termed “reverberant lighting.” This effect depends on precise alignments of reflected sunlight and is only reproducible for a few minutes of the day, on certain days of the year.