60 color plates
7 x 10
The Cape Alitak Petroglyphs is the culmination of Woody Knebel’s ten years spent drawing, photographing, and experiencing the mysteries of this windswept place at the southern entrance to the Kodiak Archipelago. Shedding important light on Kodiak rock art, this volume provides in-depth cultural and artistic insight into an unusually rich picture of Alutiiq conventions, traditional symbolic history, and spiritual belief. Accompanied by color maps and black-and-white photography, The Cape Alitak Petroglyphs captures the majesty and mystery of the five hundred individual images that form the largest known cluster of stationary rock carvings in the Alaskan region and provides an important comparison to the many other forms of Alutiiq artistic expression preserved in artifacts and historic objects.