The "telling stories" print series began with an investigation of my Scandinavian roots. In researching ancient Swedish history, I was drawn immediately to the fascinating images that were carved into rock faces during the Bronze Age. Our need to record or map our environments is a uniquely human trait. Before the age of literacy, ancient peoples were creating pictorial narratives through petroglyphs, early maps, woven tapestries, and illuminated texts. Bold images of exploration, migration, hunting/gathering, early agriculture, celestial observations, and religious rituals described how they related to their environment .