Ledges of the Tepeats

Artwork by Curt Walters

50″ x 40″

In geologic terms, Tepeats sandstone is a layer in the crust of the Earth from the Cambrian era, so the Tepeats in the Grand Canyon help tell us the story of Earth millions of years before man.

Anyone who has rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon will remember fondly standing under the jagged and rugged overhead formations of the Tepeats. The viewer’s perspective while looking at this painting is to be standing in the cool damp shade, dwarfed by the towering majesty of the surrounding rims and ledges.