Lake Centennial, 44" H x 51" W
Heat transfers of Crater Lake
historical maps, trail descriptions, postage stamps, photographs and other
memorabilia on sheers, satin and velvet; journal embroidery stitching.
Made for the Centennial artist residency program at Oregon's Crater Lake
Lake is a huge collapsed volcano, filled up with water. It is part of
the volcanic range that includes Mt. Shasta, California, Mt. Hood, Oregon
and Mt. Rainier, Washington State. The lake is about 1,000 feet below
the rim. The rim descends in a steep slope into the lake and there are
several places with summits much higher than 1,000 feet above the lake.
There is only one switchback trail descending to the lake from the rim.
I was an artist in residence during March and chose a new place to ski
each day I was there. The back side of the rim, the side sloping away
from the lake, is a huge skiing playground with beautiful forested slopes.
But the focal point of this National Park is the lake. The history of
the park is tied up in the technical details and new technology for measuring
the lake's depth (almost 2000'), how the lake was formed, the fact that
it almost never freezes over, and its inaccessibility due to the steep
walls leading down to the lake.
Lake Journal link