Meridian Peak barely pushes its nose above timberline along a ridge that swings south off of Mount Evans. Visible from the Denver Plains, I would guess that only a few folks could point out the peak. Yet, from its rocky outcrops, one can
The woodblocks in the MERIDIAN Exploring Boundaries Series are illustrated in this 16 page catalog. An introduction discusses the process and inspiration of developing the imagery from the sketch to the print. The soft cover catalog measures 11 x 8.5”.
Meridian Peak barely pushes its nose above timberline along a ridge that swings south off of Mount Evans. Visible from the Denver Plains, I would guess that only a few folks could point out the peak. Yet, from its rocky outcrops, one can survey the Mt Evans Basin to the north and the plains to the east. The peak is located along a ridge dividing watersheds and weather patterns. It rests indecisively between timberline and spruce forests. A median point.
Meridian’s rocky point is hidden by spruce and ponderosa from the porch of our cabin which rests in its shadow. That diminutive peak asserts its presence on our psyche as thunderstorms crackling with turbulence rumble down the ridge and past our cabin. An early morning start will have me hiking and painting along its shoulders by noon.
The area is a constant source of inspiration. Dramatic weather shiftspresent abstract compositions that challenge my artistic approach. It has become the mentor I seek out when compositions and paintings become stagnant. The complexity of the shapes and arrangements are often daunting, yet, once into the composition, I will see the larger value and color shapes that tie it all together.
Meridian Peak has come to symbolize my quest to paint between realism and abstraction, between the conventional and unconventional. Meridian Peak has been a means of exploring boundaries in my art.
ASPEN GLEN Reduction Woodblock 12 X 9
ROCKY POINT Reduction Woodblock 12 X 9
SKELETON Reduction Woodblock 12 X 9
Hayfields Reduction Woodblock 14x11
DAWN PONDEROSA Reduction Woodblock 7 X 6
Old Barn Reduction Woodblock 12 X 9
MERIDIAN VEIL Reduction Woodblock 6.5 X 16.5
MERIDIAN GUARDIANS Reduction Woodblock 16 X 7
BLUE SPRUCE Reduction Woodblock 16 X 7
Upper Meadow Hay Reduction Woodblock 14x11
NEW SHOES Reduction Woodblock 7 X 6
MERIDIAN PEAK Reduction Woodblock 22 X 14
MARCH SNOW Reduction Woodblock 22 X 14 SOLD OUT
HARDSCRABBLE LIFE Reduction Woodblock 24 X 18 SOLD OUT