Lake Powell

Lake Powell

My final photography project this year was on Lake Powell. This is something I have been wanting to do for at least a year, and I never had the time to get there. Finally, I had the perfect trip planned.

Lake Powell

Artist Statement

Visiting Lake Powell has been on my mind for a little over a year now. The idea for a project about Lake Powell grew from my desire to share the beauty of one of my favorite places with everyone. In the summer, Lake Powell is a major tourist destination with boats and people everywhere. In the winter there are few tourists and all the large houseboats are hauled onto shore for the season. All that is left is the lake.

When I had the chance to head to the southwest this past December I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Lake Powell. I drove about 1,200 miles in four days and took about that many photos each day. Out of the thousands of photos I had to choose from these two were my favorites because they capture the beauty of Lake Powell and the simplicity of nature. I chose to print them large because I wanted them to stand out and make an impact on the viewer.

Lake Powell

Where Can You Find Them?

If you happen to be passing through Fargo or are in Fargo, the photos are in the main hallway between the NDSU Union and the FLC center.  Ever since I started taking art classes, it has been a dream of mine to have my photos on this wall.  This wall is in one of the busiest hallways on campus.  I never thought my images would be there, but there they are.

I spent forever making the frames too. A solid two and a half days cutting wood, staining, chiseling the stain and poly off because it looked terrible, sanding, staining again, mating photos, cleaning the glass again, and finally they were done.


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