ON LINE PORTFOLIO OF DIX EVANS
"Cheshire Puss," she began, rather timidly, as she did not
at all know whether it would like the name; however, it
only grinned a little wider. "Come, it's pleased so far,"
thought Alice, and she went on, " Would you tell me, please,
which way I ought to walk from here?" Lewis Carroll
|Crikey Mate, would you look at that!
|Movement Study. Circa 1926
RUDOLF KOPPITZ (1884-1936)
D.L. EVANS 2008
|Turbaned figure at the Hindu
festival of Holi
|Celtic Cross with Native American
Animals and Maize
Blue stone on a Cottonwood Base
|Translucent Alabaster investigation,
with Lynx relief in the evening sun.
Homestone with address and crow.
Also the Lawn Cat.
|Wild horses sandstone relief sculpture
|A root of herb you will eat,
At that place it stands,
A bear said this to me,
My paw is sacred,
The herbs are everywhere,
My paw is sacred,
All things are sacred.
TETON SIOUX SONG
Dix Evans pecks images from his imagination into stone. The word
petroglyph comes from two Greek words: petro, meaning rock and
glyph, meaning carving or engraving. Worldwide, ancient people
have practiced this art form for thousands of years.
For the past thirty years Dix Evans has developed his art through
working in both wood and stone. Although he first experienced
rock art as a 12-year-old, he did not seriously pursue this medium
until recent years. When Dix discovered that eastern Oregon not
only has rocks covered with desert varnish but also an abundance
of ancient petroglyphs, his desire to work with stone was
rekindled. Preferring to work in stones found in the desert or
common building stones, he creates in light relief, reminiscent of
petroglyphs, in high relief and in the round.
A self-taught artist, Dix’s creations range from lifelike to
whimsical. His pieces are displayed in Oregon, Arizona, New
Mexico, Utah and Idaho. When he is not in the desert gathering
rocks, Dix spends most of his time between Yachats and Eugene,
OR. His artwork is displayed at Toad Hall, in Yachats, until the end
of the year.