Pacific Crest Trail
fiber, needle-felted wool
24x18 inches (27x21 inches framed)
The Pacific Crest Trail is known as a trail of extremes, stretching as it does from Mexico to Canada and from the desert floor to 13,000-foot mountain passes. As I walked along it in 2015, I was fascinated by the variety of environments I encountered, often in rapid succession. In “Desert Storm,” I used wool to depict the snowstorm I walked through as I descended from the foxtail pine forests of Southern California’s mountains into the desert. As the dark storm clouds gathered, I had no idea that I would soon bear witness to snow-covered cacti.