When I was a kid we vacationed in Colorado and Arizona and we saw these amazing homes built by Native Americans in the sides of mountains. (like these and these) The memory of this place has stuck with me all of these years an when I began this painting I knew exactly what it was supposed to be after the first layer of texture. I hope I can visit again now that I am older. It would be such a great experience to solidify these memories I have. If you would like to see this painting in person, it is currently hanging at The Gateway Gallery in Clayton.