Wind – Painting
The wind in the Great Bear Wilderness along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River was from upstream each morning; in the evening it changed and came from downstream. You could hear the wind pushing through the conifers (pine, hemlock, spruce, fir, larch, and cedar), but you could “see” the wind in the hardwoods (aspen and cottonwoods). This composite painting incorporates a single Cottonwood on a ledge near Granite Cabin, the conifers on hillsides all along the river valley, and hardwoods that dotted the riverbanks.
Wind – Glass
The wind in the valley of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River is audible in the conifers and visible in the hardwoods. It comes from upstream each morning and from downstream each evening. The leaves in this piece came from the trees and bushes along the riverbank and tumble across the surface of the glass to reflect the activity the wind generates endlessly.
16″ x 16″ Fused Glass
Wind – Clay
The circular form of this earthenware clay sculpture is to remind us of wind’s cyclic nature – how it will renew itself, repeat itself, and reinvent itself over time. This stylized depiction of wind represents its essence, what would be true about wind anywhere in the wilderness — the unseen force that moves through the wilderness, temporarily disturbing the order of things, transporting particles and life itself from one place to another, and then moving on to touch other parts of the landscape.
12″ x 8″ Earthenware Clay