Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Park Avenue at Sunrise

Painting 1.5, Park Avenue in Arches National Park. Park Avenue is one of the first things that you see as you drive up into Arches. The first time that I saw it was at 4 in the morning. It was still almost entirely dark but I could make out the shapes of the rocks that I was driving though by seeing where the stars were blotted out. After longing to visit Arches for so long it was indescribably exciting to recognize the looming dark shapes of these famous rock fins as I drove into the park. I still think that the best way to visit a national park for the first time is to drive in while it is still dark out. That way, your imagination takes over and every shape on the horizon seems bigger than it really is. Finally, when the sun comes up the landscape in your imagination slowly dissolves as it is replaced by what you see in the pictures.

Giclee Print

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