Monday, November 5, 2007

Mazama tephra blanket

LaPine soil, Mazama volcanic pumice, forest duff, and acrylic on canvas
22" by 30"

Portrait of a soil profile buried beneath a blanket of pumice (tephra) from the collapse of volcanic Mt. Mazama (7,700 years ago) and forest floor detritus. LaPine soil (series designation is a Ashy-pumiceous, glassy Xeric Vitricryands) and other materials collected from central Oregon.

(c) 2007 Jay Noller

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Jay. This is a very unique painting that we really enjoy here at the Crater Lake Institute. Thanks for sharing the high-res image. It's a great desktop image.

    Rob Mutch
    Crater Lake Institute