MYSTIC MOUNTAIN, Oregon Cascades, Clyde Keller Photo
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Mt. Washington, Oregon Cascades
16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print
Image dimensions are @12x16 inches
Printed on heavyweight 270 gsm Satin Paper
Signed/Dated and Titled on lower white border
Clear Sleeved on Foam Core
Shipped Flat, Insured with delivery Confirmation
Mount Washington with its pristine forests and spectacular natural beauty was the subject of this July 2003 photograph made just before sunset on the way to Sisters, Oregon.
Just weeks later on August 16th, the region would be engulfed in forest fires that would burn through October. Much of the primeval old growth woods seen in this image were razed by the fire leaving a charred landscape.
In this interpretive impressionistic work I wanted to impart a feeling from the memories and rapture this site could evoke. In the presence of such beauty, Mt. Washington could cast a spell on all those that gazed upon it. The sensation was undeniable. Standing under the grandeur of Mt. Washington at it soared over woodsy greens, itself struck by bold intensities of color soon to fade... it was hard to imagine that this sanctuary could have been vulnerable to the flames that consumed it.
The print is bold in its use of color reminiscent of the impressionist Georges Seurat of the late 19th Century. Points of color and light capture the essence of this primeval scene in my own version of his "chromoluminarism." Hope you enjoy it!
"MYSTIC MOUNTAIN" Copyright © 2009 by Clyde Keller
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