Category: Nature Traditional Art
Posted: January 4, 2020



An Abstract Take on Fish Lake

Fish Lake

by Brady Nielson

Animal Art Contest Contest Entry 
This is my depiction of Fish Lake, located in Central Utah. Fish Lake is one of the larger naturally occurring lakes in the Western USA. It is roughly 7 miles long and about 1.5 miles wide, at the widest spot, with the deepest spot around 220 ft. The lake is one of 3 lakes you can fish for the mighty lake trout (Mackinaw) in Utah. Fish Lake National Forest, Where Fish Lake is located, is teaming with many species of wildlife. This piece depicts 3 elk on top of a lake trout.

Fish Lake National Forest is also home to Pando, a very old organism. "When the Pando clone was discovered, scientists named it with a Latin word that means ?I spread.? Pando is an aspen clone that originated from a single seed and spreads by sending up new shoots from the expanding root system.
Pando is believed to be the largest, most dense organism ever found at nearly 13 million pounds. The clone spreads over 106 acres, consisting of over 40,000 individual trees. The exact age of the clone and its root system is difficult to calculate, but it is estimated to have started at the end of the last ice age. Some of the trees are over 130 years old. It was first recognized by researchers in the 1970s and more recently proven by geneticists. Its massive size, weight, and prehistoric age have caused worldwide fame." - United States Department of Agriculture.

This piece was painted on 18x24 inch stretch canvas with acrylic paint.

I hope you enjoy my art!
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: Minor Drew the elk and trout then finished with acrylic paint.










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