The feathery rock and shimmering curves of Glen Canyon, seen from above, could be seen to take on the characteristics of a folk-art sculpture or textile pattern. The meandering river itself looks like inlaid mother-of-pearl, or the inside of an abalone shell. What do the rust-colored landforms look like to you —dancing figures? Animal shapes?. Splotches of bright white clouds and deep black shadows define the upper left and lower right corners, as if a godly artist were striving for visual balance. The river’s meanders and curves are accentuated by humans, who dammed the river to harness its power.