A two-dimensional felted wool landscape of a mountain stream in western Colorado.

Section 25

As the Colorado Trail approaches its western terminus at Durango, it traverses the San Juan Mountains. Here, the trail routinely stays at 10,000-12,000 feet above sea level, winding around rocky peaks, over the glacial headwaters of rivers and streams, and through marmot-populated meadows.

Named after the portion of the trail it depicts, “Section 25” is a tribute to the backcountry of western Colorado, which I enjoyed exploring in 2017. In late summer, tussocks of grasses, shrubs, and wildflowers blanket the mountain slope, and rusty-red peaks rise from the horizon. A small stream cascades over rocks in the distance and, in the foreground, babbles over rocks—each felted individually from wool. 


Section 25

40″x36″ needle-felted wool in heavy, beveled wood frame. Including the frame, this piece measures 47″x43″.


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