John Swincinski

Tangled Creek
54 x 45 in
Tangled Creek In Yellowstone’s Lower Geyser Basin is a small rivulet that carries our Earth’s powerful forces into Firehole Lake. It is called Tangled Creek. This tiny flow of water transports geothermal energy pulled from deep in the crust. Calcified trees, and soil and rock, create a painted landscape unique to these formations. The various shades for rusty oranges and blues causing the viewer to wonder if they have somehow been transported to an off-world place. It’s one of those places that where you can not only take in its sublime beauty from afar but getting closer reveals surface textures and colors of a limitless complexity. It is Mother Nature’s own painting, and I am only an understudy.