Cappadocia is made up of sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams and ignimbrite deposits that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago, during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs, underlie the Cappadocia region. The rocks of Cappadocia near Göreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. People of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out houses, churches and monasteries from the soft rocks of volcanic deposits. Göreme became a monastic centre in 300–1200 AD.
These geographic structures inspired me to paint as I noticed they looked like meerkats in the desert looking over the land.
Keywords: ancient landscape, sunrise, turkey, cappadocia, meerkat, landscape
Acrylic, charcoal, gesso