Linda Gass, Parker Creek

I chose to work in fabric because it's a medium I'm familiar with. The fabric I used was tulle, a sheer fine nylon mesh which has the property of being translucent in a single layer and shows the color it's dyed when it's in multiple layers (such as when it is bunched together). I also chose to recreate water features where there no longer is water and the fabric lends itself naturally to looking like water.

Rivulet at Parker Creek 7800'

This tiny flow of fabric was constructed on the glacial moraine to represent both the glacial melt during the Pleistocene which flowed down to fill the Mono Basin and the modern day water destined for Mono Lake that never makes it there. The transparency of the tulle reminds us of the ephemeral quality of water. The changing colors represent the transitions the water goes through along its journey.