This is one of the first Large Acrylic paintings I made while at Idyllwild Arts Academy. It is an Ode to Mt.Baker. As any 'Bellinghamer' would know, Baker is more of an obsession then anything else. So while living in California, the hole in my heart needed to be filled, and this is what I stuffed it with. Even though it may look dark and jagged, I feel such a calm peace within the landscape. I would say this is my dreamy memory and longing to return to the place I had called home for so long. I have this painting hanging in my apartment, and I will probably always keep it close by.