Tsé Bitʼaʼí ~ Shiprock
Location Origin Story
This is one of the most sacred places to the First Nations Diné (Navajo). This solitary Monadnock plays a significant role in their tribal religion, myth, and traditions. This is “Tsé Bitʼaʼí,” meaning both “rock with wings” and “winged rock“, the remains of the great bird which long ago rescued the people from the dangerous northern lands where they were trapped and brought them to safety here in their present lands.
Located in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, this area is the center of the large swath of lands once occupied by the Ancient Pueblo People, a prehistoric Native American culture of the Southwest United States often referred to as the Anasazi.
For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly
About This Photograph
This vast desert scene was photographed in the afternoon during the month of May while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the Four Corners region.
The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.
Zedekiah flew an arcing elliptical pattern and took multiple images of the unique formation to get This wonderful vision.
Timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.
Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.
This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one thousand (1,000) prints.
There are one hundred (100) artist proofs available.
Suggested Media Substrate
This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.
Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.
- Limited Edition Prints – Two Dollars & Fifty Cents ($2.50) per square inch
18” x 28” = $1,260
24” x 36” = $2,160
32” x 48” = $3,840
36” x 54” = $4,860
48” x 72” = $8,640
- Limited Edition Volumetric Prints – Three Dollars ($3) per square inch
18” x 28” = $1,512
24” x 36” = $2,592
32” x 48” = $4,608
36” x 54” = $5,832
48” x 72” = $10,368
- Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Five Dollars ($5) per square inch
18” x 28” = $2,520
24” x 36” = $4,320
32” x 48” = $7,680
36” x 54” = $9,720
48” x 72” = $17,280
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