BENT NOT BROKEN 2017
Opening Night: March 3rd, 2017 6-9pm
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Surface: (v) To emerge from concealment.
I used my photographs as inspiration from my residency in Crater Lake National Park in April 2011. The snow was still packed. I was the only resident, except for a handful of Park Rangers assigned to live there during the winter months. I would snowshoe the rim of the crater. At times the height of the snow had me passing the tips of trees on my daily adventures to document my time there. The crater protects one of the cleanest, largest, body of water in the world. It is fed only by rain and snow. The depth of the lake is 1943 feet, so deep that the last time it froze over was 1949. The caldera walls can rise as much as 2000 feet above the lake surface. These edges are what I traversed while observing one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world. Crater Lake has been scientifically studied for the past 102 years. I took my time there to study the dynamic beauty in and around the park. These painting are some of the first to surface what will likely be a lifetime of work. I grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon and I consider Crater Lake my backyard. It is part of my homeland.