Working In The Clouds: Crater Lake's Resident Artist

Oct 1, 2013

Who would NOT want to work at Crater Lake, high in the mountains, next to the deepest (and bluest) lake in the country? 

Credit Gifford Photographic Collection

John Sollinger gets to the join the small club of people who work at Oregon's only national park. 

He's an associate professor at Southern Oregon University and a glass mosaic artist, and he spent two weeks at the park this fall as the Artist-in-residence. 

Which turned out to be a stroke of good timing... his stint ended before the government shutdown closed the park.

John Sollinger took 240 hours making this 16 x 20 glass mosaic.
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