This painting depicts Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado, an area undergoing a significant die off of endemic evergreen swaths as the infamous Bark beetle thrives. Bark beetle outbreaks are exacerbated by warming climates, as the sustained cold temperature weather events needed to kill off beetle populations each winter are becoming a rarity in these alpine territories. The vertical lines at the bottom of the piece and within one of the structural sections are symbolic of the skeletal trees left after beetle outbreaks occur.
The original was painted with acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink and pencil on canvas (pictured in last listing image).
- This is an archival print of the original painting. - Each print is signed on the front. - Frame and mat are NOT included. - All of my Noelle's prints are produced with professional art materials including pigment-based inks and archival Somerset Velvet fine art paper. -In order to keep your print in great condition it is important to frame with archival materials (mats, backing board, etc.), keep out of direct sunlight, and UV glass if you really want to go all-out!
Width is 11" x 14 " - Paper is larger than the listed size, as there is a ~1.25" white border around the actual image to enable easier matting, or float mounting to display the deckled edges of the paper. - Image itself is shrunk down ~1/4" from size listed to expose signature line when matted or framed in the corresponding standard sized mat/frame.