- During the Paleozoic era, this area was a shallow sea.
- Over millions of years, layers of sediment were deposited, and slowly turned to stone several kilometers deep.
- Around 80 million years ago, tectonic plates began to collide pushing the stone up.
- Water, in the form of ice and glaciers as well as in the form of streams and rivers, carved through the stone to create the peaks and valleys we see today.
'Tectonic' Mixed Media on Aluminum
'Water Cycle' Mixed Media on Aluminum
'Water and Stone' Mixed Media on Aluminum
'Erosion' Mixed Media on Aluminum
The feeling of solidity of these mountains is an illusion created by our short human scale of time. the Rockies are slowly, but constantly, being built up and worn down.
These mountain paintings fit into my current larger body of work that deals with constant change and the illusion of permanence.