PURITY - #71
Created July 24, 2014 in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, USA.
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Available in 3 Sizes
Small - 8x12in - $125
Medium - 16x24in - $400
Large - 24x36in - $1,100
Photo is infused into metal frame for maximum durability
About PURITY - #71
“I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan
This edition is exactly what dreams are made of. As I create more and more editions, my imagination on where I can create these beautiful sculptures continues to grow. Somehow the great idea of mountain lake scene popped into my head, and it wouldn’t leave my thoughts until I finally executed the vision.
So I did a little research, and found the perfect Rocky Mountain lake. The hike on the way up was amazing! Many waterfalls were leading up to this high altitude lake, and the only thing that kept me from stopping along the way was the vision of the mountain lake that was constantly driving each step forward.
I arrived at the scene and it was exactly what I was imagining… which gave me a huge feeling of destiny and fate. A very humbling moment.
There was a little difficulty collecting the stones, as the water in the lake was super cold. My hands could barely last 2 seconds in the water! After gathering and playing around with a few different combinations, I was not creating the purity that I was experiencing in this truly majestic scene.
I began to simplify my sculpture and through an hour of working through it, I looked to my right and found this big beautiful curved rock. It took another 15 minutes to settle on which top rock to use, and another hour to find the perfect balance. I was constantly being bit by vicious high alpine mosquitos, but I knew what needed to be done. When the balance finally locked into place, I had only 30 seconds before a strong wind gust returned the stones to the water.
Luckily I quickly captured a few shots of the scene, and those quick 30 seconds of shooting was the most profound experience I have had thus far. A feeling of destroying failure and embracing my destiny.