• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Creative Challenges

Adam Longatti, 2006

Adam Longatti, Artist-in-Reseidence 2006

Petrified Forest, like the rest of the national parks, has inspired artists, photographers, writers, composers, dancers, poets, and all sorts of creative people. Here we share some of the creativity sparked by the park…

 
May 2012 Challenge: Haiku

Ravens. Big black birds.
Human-like habits, Corvids.
Mooching your snack stash.
- Amanda Brenner


Day. Awesome sunrise.
Walk. Breathe. Learn. The desert life.
Awesome sunset. Night.
-Myra Rubinstein

Petrified Series
1

Ancient river, flowed
Once through galleries of trees,
Now wind-carved stone.

2
Trees tall enough to
Scrape Triassic sky, now mute:
Silicate remnants.

3
Sleek, shining, river
Hunter, crocodilian,
Silent bones in stone.

4
Pleistocene sand dune,
Wind's caress reveals Clovis clue:
Petrified wood point.

Did You Know?

petroglyphs

In additon to the world class fossil record at Petrified Forest National Park, archeological resources are so abundant and so significant that they could stand alone within their own park!