avalanche creek, glacier national park
Gail Dickel’s background is in art education. Her early work with paint focused on an abstract color field style, but she has also done representational work as well as ceramics, collage, photography and fiber arts. Gail joined the Midwest Fiber Art Alliance in 2011 and has exhibited art quilts at Lauritzen Gardens, Jewish Community Center, Sunderland Gallery and Hilmer Gallery in Omaha, International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln and Bartenbach Gallery in Grand Island. Gail has also exhibited her photographs, collage and watercolor work, and fiber art pieces in the annual Nebraska Art Teachers Association Art exhibits (2005-2012). Below are her thoughts on the creation of Avalanche Creek, Glacier National Park.
“I feel a deep connection to the natural world around me. I began this piece after a trip to Glacier National Park, where I hiked the Avalanche Lake Trail. This trail went alongside Avalanche Creek. The creek roared past us, moving quickly between the large rocks. The sunlight streamed through the tall pines, allowing the water to glisten in its brilliant blue hues.”