“Descent to Taylor Lake” is based on a scene from my journey along the Colorado Trail in the summer of 2017. For three and a half weeks, I backpacked from Denver to Durango, walking in forests, near alpine lakes, and over rocky passes. I enjoyed watching marmots and picas play amongst the rocks, and big horn sheep and mule deer graze the hillsides. I woke to bright blue skies every morning, and thunderstorms crashed around me every afternoon. The journey was a meditation on the majesty of nature, and it was truly a spectacular experience.
This felting features the grand finale of the Colorado Trail, the descent to Taylor Lake that marks the beginning of the westbound hiker’s descent to the trail’s terminus. In the foreground, the trail winds its way past rocky outcroppings and alpine vegetation, down from the ridgeline to a green meadow, where Taylor Lake beckons on a warm afternoon. The final hills between Denver and Durango rise in the distance, dotted with trees and a few stubborn patches of snow.
“Descent to Taylor Lake” measures 30”x15” and has been professionally framed in a distressed black frame. It is signed, and a sticker on the back provides the felting’s title and year of completion.
Descent to Taylor Lake
30″x15″ needle-felted, 100% wool landscape in a textured frame.