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Running head: READING JOURNAL 1 Reading Journal: Connecting California Name of Student Institution Affiliation
READING JOURNAL 2 Reading Journal: Connecting California Selection 1: Reality: Indian Rock Art of Southern California This selection focuses on the unique and amazing rock arts of Southern California. The rock art collection found in this section includes pictographs and petroglyphs. One of the things I find amazing about this selection is the subject matter of this rock art. As shown on page sixteen human beings, celestial bodies and ambiguous patterns and shapes were the main subjects in these rock paintings. The colors of these paintings also significantly vary from monochromes of black to red. I feel that some of the art concepts that emerge in this art have influenced today’s world. The most striking element is the waterproofing of art. Through oil binding, the artists made their work durable and water resistant. The artwork is not conclusive about the culture of the people living in the period it came from (over 2000 years ago). It was assumed that the artwork depicted fertility, as shown by boys and girls initiation ceremony paintings (Gastil & Harris, 2013, p. 16). However, a person living in the period might have shed some light on the religious significance of the paintings. Selection 2: Myth: The Island of California This was another enjoyable read. I found the fact that early explorers viewed California to be an island to be fascinating. The early explorers painted California to be an Atlantis or an arcadia of some kind. As Dola argues, the myth of California being an island

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