Hiking Log, Rockies, British Columbia  2009, Mixed media on playing cards laid onto 12 canvas blocks. (Each block 126 x 100 mms / 5” x 4”). Details L: Hike 3. Towards Mt Stephen Fossil Beds from Kicking Horse. Middle: Hike 1. Burgess Shale. (Walcott and Raymond Quarry). Takakkaw. R: Hike 4. Helen Lake and Stromatolite Outcrop. Ghost Peak, Dolomite Pass.
Hiking Log, Rockies, British Columbia 2009, Mixed media on playing cards laid onto 12 canvas blocks. (Each block 126 x 100 mms / 5” x 4”). Details L: Hike 3. Towards Mt Stephen Fossil Beds from Kicking Horse. Middle: Hike 1. Burgess Shale. (Walcott and Raymond Quarry). Takakkaw. R: Hike 4. Helen Lake and Stromatolite Outcrop. Ghost Peak, Dolomite Pass.

Hiking Log, Rockies, British Columbia  2009

 

Hiking to reach the Burgess Shale fossil beds and in the mountainous region of Yoho meant long, often uncompromising climbs. I created a numbered Hiking Log of each route taken that includes terrain, weather, fossils, conditions, thoughts etc. As with Stains and Guts, quickly painted images were again painted on playing cards to form carte de visite. See Carte de Visite explanatory note.

Hiking Log forms part of the collection: Field Notes from Yoho. See also Stains and Guts, and Forecasts.

See also Burgess Shale Blog

Hiking Log, Rockies, British Columbia 2009, Mixed media on playing cards laid onto 12 canvas blocks.
Hiking Log, Rockies, British Columbia 2009, Mixed media on playing cards laid onto 12 canvas blocks.