Art Studio 376 | Sky
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Sky – Painting

The sky in the Great Bear Wilderness along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River was ever-changing. It moved mysteriously from clear, brilliant blue expanses, to puffy clouds, to thunderheads, to mist and fog. The mountains and valleys in the Granite Cabin area create a microclimate that is often difficult to predict. This composite painting incorporates the innocent cumulus clouds that floated over the river valley almost daily and the mist and fog that brought the sky to the earth.

30″ x 40″ x 3″ Acrylic Painting


Sky – Glass

The sky in the in the valley of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River is ever-changing. But, regardless of the actual conditions, the sky is always an unreachable dome high above the narrow valley. It was often partially obscured by the mountains and trees that stretched upward, yet failed to obscure the blue, endless beyond.

16″ x 16″ Fused Glass


Sky – Clay

The circular form of this earthenware clay sculpture is to remind us of sky’s cyclic nature – how it will renew itself, repeat itself, and reinvent itself over time. This stylized depiction of sky represents its essence, what would be true about sky anywhere in the wilderness – the elevated way in which we see the dome above our heads, layer upon layer of clouds, with the sun eventually dominating the heavens.

12″ x 8″ Earthenware Clay