I was a Denali National Park & Preserve Artist-in-Residence in February 2018. More images and finished artwork will be posted soon!
Photo transfer and encaustic on scrap metal
8” x 10”
My days at the Savage Cabin brought a heightened sense of spatial awareness in a vast, frozen wilderness, yet my brain searched for patterns in the expanse of solitude. This experience offered a chance to observe the subtleties of winter in Interior Alaska: shifts and shadows of light returning, great horned owl calls cutting through the patter of falling snow, the woodstove’s erratic crackle of sap and water warming, evenings cast by a waxing moon, feverish tracks of snowshoe hares through spruce trees, the trickle of flowing water under ice, and many more observations that inspired this piece that is now in the permanent collection at Denali National Park & Preserve.