On the morning of Winter Solstice 2016, some friends and I got up at 1am and drove 4 hours to Chaco Canyon, NM in time to view the sunrise. Every Winter Solstice, there is a specific location in the park where you can see the sun rise up from a naturally carved "cup" in the Earth. It is quite amazing. Chaco Canyon was once home to the Anasazi, from a Ute term adopted by the Navajo denoting the "ancient ones".
This series was created from that morning. This is the first stage. These are to be printed on canvas and I will be adding paint to some to balance out the warms and cools.