I recently finished three works inspired by Glacier National Park:
The stunning turquoise at Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park is created from the rock flour accumulated from Grinnell Glacier. Rock flour is very light, and stays suspended in the water. When the light hits the surface the silt distorts the wavelengths of light, reflecting back more of the green and blue end of the spectrum; making beautiful turquoise ripples when a pebble is dropped at its edge. And I plan to have the pattern available this month. This artwork and pattern was produced as Artist-in-Residence at Glacier National Park.
Beargrass is prolific in Glacier National Park where it lines up along meadows, bright white blossoms standing starkly against the blue sky. As a member of the lily family and not actually a grass, beargrass is also known as soap grass, quip-quip, and Indian basket grass and is a favorite of the bears in the park who use it to line their dens (but don’t eat it). Remember that picking flowers in Glacier National Park is prohibited! This artwork and pattern was produced as Artist-in-Residence at Glacier National Park.
Thanks to my sister for the test knit on this piece.