Saturday, February 8, 2020

Wingate Sandstone

Wingate sandstone is found all over the Colorado Plateau and is one of the stars of Capitol Reef National Park. Forming sheer cliffs and spectacular bluffs it ranges in color from light yellow to dark orange to rusty red depending on its age of oxidation. Wingate was the first thing that caught my attention during my stay at Capitol Reef. I love the deep rugged texture of the cliff faces. I tried to capture that texture in something that would hug you like the landscape does. This artwork was produced under the Artist in Residence Program at Capitol Reef National Park.

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