The tower’s artwork tells stories of the significance of the surrounding canyon in the lives of the peoples that have lived within its walls for thousands of years.
The ceiling decoration is an adaptation of the ancient rock paintings found at the Abo Caves in central New Mexico, just west of the ruined city of Abo.
From its panoramic windows you can witness God’s handiwork at it’s finest, from the turquoise water of the Colorado River to the hiking trails that take you deep into the canyon floor. There is a tranquility that touches your mind, your heart and your soul as you drink in the beauty. But is it the colors that mesmerize you. It seems to be ever changing as the light moves across its face. There are different shades of purples, blues, greens, reds, orange, browns, tans that like an artist's paintbrush caressing the canvas that comes alive before your eyes as the canyon moves throughout the light of the day and into the night.
To my mind of all Colter’s works, this is her masterpiece. Far below me was the mighty Colorado River. I sat for a long time away from the tourists, listening to the ravens and trying to take in all of the brilliant orange, red, and sandstone shades of the canyon.
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